Some details on my background and experience:
Owner: Aaron Jerad Designs
January 2000 – Present Colorado
I run my own design and consulting business specializing in two areas:
Site design: Consulting, design and installation of gardens, forest-gardens and other self-sufficient and sustainable properties using permaculture design methods and principles. Permaculture teacher.
Web design: Freelance artist, web and graphic designer. I specialize in creating customized WordPress websites and teaching people how to manage them.
Webmaster: ARISE Music Festival
2012 – 2013
General website administration and management, web design, graphic design.
Home-stay and work-study with David Holmgren and Su Dennett
Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia. Nov 7 – 25, 2009 (temperate)
Home-stay and work-study at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms
Bungendore, NSW, Australia July – November 2009. (temperate, semi-arid)
Internship at Rainbow Vally Farm.
Matakana, New Zealand. June 25 – July 15 2009. (temperate, oceanic)
Volunteer Tree Planting: Trees For Earth
Farm forestry intern: Terra Preta Truffles
Large scale tree planting operation and conservation work.
July 2009 – August 2009
Planted truffle inoculated oak trees and engaged in many various tasks related to maintaining a large farm forestry project.
Permaculture Design Intern Permaculture Research Institute
January 2009 – May 2009
Internship with Geoff Lawton
PDC, Permaculture Internship
Permaculture Design Certificate Course (72 hours)
Geoff Lawton, (with Paul Taylor) Zaytuna Farm NSW, Australia. January 18 – February 2, 2009
Permaculture Aid Workers Training Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. February 3-8, 2009.
Introduction to Permaculture Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. February 12-13, 2009.
Introduction to Permaculture Course (2nd sitting)
Geoff Lawton, Mulloon Creek Natural Farm, NSW, AU. February 28 – March 1, 2009.
Permaculture Home Gardening Course (+ curriculum development)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. March 14-15, 2009.
Permaculture Design Certificate Course (Review)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. March 22 – April 4 2009.
Permaculture Aid Workers Training Course (2nd sitting for curriculum development)
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. April 6 – 11, 2009.
Permaculture Teachers Training Course
Geoff Lawton, Zaytuna Farm, NSW, AU. April 13 – 17, 2009.
Permaculture Earthworks Course
Geoff Lawton, Mulloon Creek Natural Farm, NSW AU. June 1-7, 2009.
Music Production Director
Music and Production Director: Dreamtime Festival
2001 – 2007
Talent booking, scheduling and stage production for 2 stages. Stage management.
Musician and web manager: Kan’Nal
2001 – 2007
Full time touring and studio musician on didgeridoo and percussion. Also was web designer and administrator for the band during this time.
Production Director: KVNF Public Radio
1997 – 1998
Handled all recording and production related tasks, promotion, entertainment calendar, PSA’s, fundraisers, was also the backup DJ for all shows.