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Christopher Shein makes permaculture gardening fun for all

Christoper Shein is the Bay Area’s resident permaculture design guru and for the last 10 years, he has taught the Permaculture Design class at Merritt Community College’s Landscape Horticulture Department, inspiring hundreds of students to build new gardens and integrate permaculture’s principles of sustainability into surrounding landscapes.

Shein just signed a contract with Timber Press to write a permaculture gardening book in 2011, with the working title of “The Edible Gardener’s Guide to Permaculture.”

Shein has been responsible for building at least 100 gardens himself in the two decades, through his permaculture design business, Wildheart Gardens. Projects include St. Mary’s Center in Oakland, a homeless senior citizen’s soup kitchen garden; maintaining the Eco House’s garden in West Berkeley; and continuously enriching Merritt College’s one-acre student garden, which now contains approximately 200 fruit trees.

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