Zia Parker has helped weave together indigenous people and their knowledge with Earth-loving methodologies from the modern world in Africa, Asia and North America for over 30 years. Since “transplanting” in Ecuador eight years ago, she has continued coordinating and teaching the internationally certified Permaculture Design Course, which she has done since 1991. She provides consultation in rainwater management on private and public land. She is the founder and a current council member of the Yupaichani Network.
By Zia Parker, Cara H. Cadwallader, Esperanza Project
In these times of economic, climate and political challenges, how do we move forward toward the world we collectively long for? Undaunted by language and cultural differences, this is a story of community collaboration, with the important ingredient of persistent insistence on the goal of ecosystem restoration.