Erik Ohlsen is a passionate writer, inspiring educator and experienced professional landscape designer. His goal is to help people connect deeper with nature and themselves.
As an internationally renowned, certified permaculture designer and practitioner, Erik has taught ecological landscape design and implementation since 1999, to thousands of students and clients around the world. He is driven to looking for effective ways to reach larger audiences in his mission to steward the environment.
Erik is the director of the Permaculture Skills Center, a vocational training school that offers advanced education in ecological design, landscaping, farming, and land stewardship. He is also the founder and principal at Permaculture Artisans, a fully licensed contracting firm that specializes in the design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California.
In the field of ecological land development and management, Erik has extensive experience with projects that range from small urban lots to 100+ acre design and implementation. . He is a specialist in water harvesting systems, food forest design, community organizing, facilitation, vocational education and more.
Erik resides in Sebastopol, California with his wife Lauren, raising a family, building a homestead and running their businesses.