Beyond Embedded Energy- Engaging the Carbon Cycle with Rick Taylor

Rick earned his PDC from Scott Pittman Tom Ward ,Hazel, in 1998 and have spent the last 25 years in various forms of the landscape professions, many of them in my own businesses. I started as a maintenance gardener and worked my way up to running my own 15-person design, build, and maintain landscape firm in the heart of Wine Country in Sonoma County, California. I now transitioned to running a landscape architecture firm. Elder Creek Design Studio.

 Though my sweet spot is residential estates and sustainable rural land development, there’s hardly an area in the landscape professions that I haven’t practiced.

I have developed curricula and taught students from the grassroots permaculture level through professional trade organizations and ultimately at the university level . Along with Eric Olson  and a team, we created year-long courses that merged the permaculture community with the necessary practical skillset it needed to engage professionally.

Those of us at the forefront of ecological literacy in the landscape have long understood that no matter our own success and recognition, our true value will be measured in the amount of change we were actually able to create with our knowledge. We know at our deepest levels that we need all of you in order to execute and enact true meaningful change.


Apr 08 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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2091 Route 130
Harrison City, PA 15636

Phone Number

(412) 600-5783

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