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Andrew Faust

Lead Designer/Educator at Center for BioRegional Living
Ellenville, New York, 12428

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Andrew Faust's Services

Natural Building & Healthy Home Building Service

Siting BuildingsStraw Bale ConstructionCob BuildingsClay PlastersEarthen FloorsNatural Tiny HousesNon-Toxic Floor FinishesPole...

Permaculture Water Systems Design & Installation, Commercial & Residential

Springs PondsRain Gardens and TanksWater HarvestingGravity Pressurized Showers and SinksOff Grid Energy Throughout...

Permaculture Master Planning Service

We create comprehensive Permaculture designs tailor suited to your dreams and goals for your life and the ecological communities...

Permaculture Property Analysis Consultation Service

Research, Background Information and Reports on Real-EstatePre-purchase site inspectionsSelecting land for homesteads, ecovillages...

Andrew Faust's Blog & Status Updates

The Center for Bioregional Living

Come on up to our Permaculture educational campus in Ellenville,NY! These are the workshops that many of you have been...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/03/2018

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Bioregional Permaculture Designs, Cultural Perspectives and Land Use

Three and a half billion years ago, the Earth was inhabited by bacteria who ate organic compounds such as sugar which at...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/03/2018

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Bioregional Design, Regenerating Local Ecologies and Economies

In 2004 the Center for Bioregional Living in Pocahontas county, West Virginia, in what has been called the Northern Appalachian...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/03/2018

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Permaculture Design, What is BioRegional Design?

Permaculture Worldview Permaculture is a design discipline that is the ultimate in deep ecology and holistic healing...

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Andrew Faust's Video Based Posts

Permaculture and Bioregionalism, Ecological Models

Permaculture and Bioregionalism: two elegant design models that show us how to heal ourselves while we heal the land. The...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Bioregional Permaculture, Plants and Animals

Watch this to learn how to create a regionally appropriate diversified new form of agriculture.Look into the roots of how...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Learning to Live Well with the Earth

This is a powerful visionary film on Andrew Faust's permaculture classes and how they are changing the world to heal...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Introduction to the Urgency for Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture in the midst of our toxic legacy in the post modern military industrial complex of the United...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture is Permanent Agriculture

An excellent short piece where Andrew defines what is meant by Permanent Agriculture, the source term for permaculture....

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Andrew Faust Audio Based Posts

Andrews' Permaculture Life Story, Part 1, with Clay Roup

This is the first in a longer format broadcast we are developing.It is an Interview style discussion between Clay a graduate of our program and myself. In this session we discuss my...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture Perspectives A Converstaion on Water with Clay and Adriana

We discuss water from esoteric to the hard science of contamination issues in the U.S. We tell you how to be sure you have healthy good drinking water and inform you of things to be...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture Energy Solutions, Principle #1

Here I give a breakdown of how to rank energy options for site development.This is the first in a series I am doing on permaculture Energy Solutions. I will be building on this one...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture Perspectives-Buying Your Home In The Country

Listen to this for the baseline of what to look for when buying your place in the country.Phase plans for setting it up in a financially accessible way to be fully off grid and self...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture Principle Multiple Functions and More About the Sun

Dive into outer space and explore how Permaculture permutates and adaptively radiates it's methodologies via the Principle of Multiple Functions from a single element and the...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture and the Nonviolence work of Martin Luther King Jr.

Here I go into the foundation of the ethics of Permaculture through the lense of the civil rights work of Martin Luther King Jr. and to give homage to his great work....

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Permaculture Perspectives: Why Carbon Is Not The Issue

This is a musical intro. and outro. with some serious science on carbon on planet earth and how to understand it more broadly....

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Earthly Designs Playlist

These will give you a beginners mind for operating spaceship earth, an invaluable tool for travelers of all kinds!...

Published by Andrew Faust on 04/01/2018

Andrew Faust's Design Portfolio Photo Albums

Various Permaculture Designs

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Published by Andrew Faust on 04/03/2018

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Contact Information

  • Organization
  • Center for BioRegional Living
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  • Center for BioRegional Living Company Logo by Andrew Faust in Ellenville NY
  • Position
  • Lead Designer/Educator
  • Year Permaculture Journey Began
  • 1996
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • 9175844588
  • Location
  • 253 Briggs Hwy
    Ellenville, NY 12428
    United States of America

Service Details

  • Consultant, Designer, Instructor, Onsite Course Provider, Teacher
  • Brochure, Résumé, CV, PDF (whitepaper, mission, manifesto), or Image file
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  • Hours of Operation
  • 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Credentials, Certifications, Training & Project Experience
  • Pending
  • Workshops Attended
  • Pending
  • Permaculture & Related Books Studied
  • Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally - Roberty Kourik

    The One-Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka

    The Natural Way of Farming, The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy - Masanobu Fukuoka

    Perennial Vegetables - Eric Toensmeier

    Solviva, How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre & Peace on Earth - Anna Edey

    Edible Forest Gardens, Ecological Vision and Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture
    Dave Jacke with Eric Toensmeier

    Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Brad Lancaster

    The Permaculture Book of Ferment & Human Nutrition - Bill Mollison

    A Guide for the Perplexed - E.F. Schumacher

    Sepp Holzer's Permaculture, A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Integrative Farming and Gardening - Sepp Holzer

    The Good Life, Sixty Years of Self Sufficient Living Helen and Scott Nearing

  • Demonstration Sites & Contributions
  • Pending
  • Groups, Organizations, Associations & Affiliations
  • Pending
  • Honors, Awards & Recognitions
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  • Accepted Forms of Payment
  • PayPal

More About Andrew Faust

One of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentations and curriculum have inspired and motivated teachers, students since his days as a high school teacher at a open community free school which he graduated from in 86' in Glenmoore, PA.


Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built his Permaculture Ph.d homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course, with over 500 graduates in NYC, many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magaña as a hands-on educational campus for students, clients and their daughter Juniper.

Andrew Faust has been practicing permaculture and biodynamics since receiving his Permaculture Design certificate in 1996. Some of our design clients include Ezekiel's Place Retreat Center in Hedgesville, WV, Leaveners Respite Center in Essex, NY,Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT, and local businesses and residents. Previous clients include the Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro, WV and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Chester County, PA.


Faust has extensive experience in doing designs for a wide range of climates and habitats including desert, forest and mountain. He is a certified Alternative School Teacher, focusing on Bioregional Education; he instructed atUpattinas Open Community High School for ten years. Faust holds a B.A. in comparative religions from Guilford College.

The Center for BioRegional Living has 2 Campus Locations:

Brooklyn (Williamsburg) New York

302 Bedford Avenue #22

Williamsburg, NY 11211


Ellenville New York

253 Briggs Hwy

Ellenville, NY 12428


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