Angela Durante, PhD
Angela Durante is an organic homesteader from Ontario, Canada, whose interest in sustainability, regenerative agriculture and quality food has led to the revival of an abused schoolhouse property into a productive small-scale organic farm. What originally began as a project to pull a century-old building off the grid using geothermal and solar systems quickly evolved into a deeper understanding of what sustainability really is – collaboration! That collaboration manifests between elements we once thought were in conflict or competition, like engineering and nature; animals and humans; weeds and soil; or pests and plants. Guided by the principles of permaculture, Angela’s focus is on harnessing the natural elements, rebuilding lost soil, and turning perceived problems into solutions by deepening our observational skills. The principle goal of course, is to grow as much healthy food as possible for our families and our communities and to do it in such a way that we regenerate the landscape on which we grow and enrich the ecosystem at large. Angela Durante holds a PhD in History and a Bachelor of Education from York University.