Dave Shaw is a regenerative designer, teacher, gardener, peacemaker and musician living in Santa Cruz, California. His focus is building connections - with ourselves, with each other, and with nature. Dave has been teaching ecological horticulture at UC Santa Cruz since 2004. He also works for the 8 Shields Institue in research and design of mentoring programs for deep nature connection and culture repair, and at the Regenerative Design Institute as the Program Manager for Gaia University and core instructor for their 4 Seasons Permaculture Design Certificate course in Bonny Doon. He is an officer in the California Rare Fruit Growers and Live Oak Grange. Dave volunteers with the global World Cafe Community, a group dedicated to hosting multi-generational dialogue on questions that matter. Dave holds a MS in Eco Social Design from Gaia University, and continues his research on the theory and practice of regenerative living. He lives happily and humbly on a 2 acre homestead next to the San Lorenzo River.
Hi Dave, Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network will probably interest you, among others. I really appreciate the breadth of your bio. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.