Neil Bertrando lives with his family in Reno, NV on the edge of the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada mountains on a 1.3 acre homestead. He is passionate about promoting and developing the synergies between resource production and regenerative land management. He is trained in Keyline Design and Permaculture, recently became a registered teacher with the Permaculture Research Institute, and studied Biology (BS) and Environmental Science (MS) in University. His passions are people, water, soil, and plants. To engage these passions he runs RT Permaculture--a consulting, design, and education business--and partners with Loping Coyote Farms--a local micro nursery and farming enterprise. He also collaborates with Permaculture Northern Nevada (a local community group), Urban Roots to implement an agroecology and Permaculture education program and Nevada Bugs and Butterflies which opened Northern Nevada's first public butterfly house last year. Neil is excited about collaboration and has been honored to work with several groups over the past year including Mindful Generations, Holzer AgroEcology, Dryland Solutions, The Quivira Coalition, ABC Acres, Locavore Farm, Perennial Solutions, Owen Hablutzel, Cosmic Goat Creamery, and PRI Tipuana Farm in a wide range of climates and settings. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.
"That's my larger goal, to really just get to know people, building on those relationships, and being as honest and truthful and generous as possible. [21:30]
"We all really have the same goal, which is to create a positive impact on the land within our communities." [26:30]
Neil Bertrando on Greenhorns Radio