Adam Brock is a permaculture teacher, ecodesigner, and sustainability consultant
based in Denver, Colorado.
Born and raised in Denver, Adam is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of
Individualized Study, with a concentration in Ecological Design. His studies
included a semester of sustainable design at the Ecosa Institute in Prescott,
Arizona; a Permaculture design course led by Andrew Faust; and a Permaculture
Teacher Training course led byDave Jacke.
From its founding in 2006 to 2008, Adam was an active member of the NYU
Sustainability Task Force, a joint body of students, faculty and administrators.
While at NYU he organized campus-wide initiatives aimed at energy conservation,
low-impact living, and urban agriculture. Off campus, he served as a GIS specialist
for the Pratt Center for Community Development and New York City’s Million Trees
Project, as well as a sustainability consultant forGreen Irene and the Planet Green
television show Wa$ted.
Now re-rooted in Denver, Adam is dedicated to helping backyard gardeners,
policymakers, and entrepreneurs alike understand the paradigm of natural
abundance and incorporate it into their work. He works with numerous local
sustainability groups, including Transition Denver, Denver Urban Homesteading,
the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Progress Group, the Central Rocky Mountain
Permaculture Institute, and Green Spaces. Adam is Director of Operations at The
GrowHaus. He currently lives in the Ruckus Refinery, a collective house located in
City Park West.
Letters from Listeners
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Excellent pod cast. Its great to see a landscape architect like Michael Buchenau heading up and managing an extensive urban agriculture network. I live in the Denver area and have seen the gardens spring up, including a half acre plot in the heart of Downtown Denver surrounded by high rises and high end hotels.
“Urban Agriculture” have always excited in eastern civilizations. It is now that the west has started understanding the importance of productive landscape. Although I don’t think the term “urban agriculture” is appropriate. The word “agriculture” has a different meaning to it and is one of the oldest professions of the world. I would rather use the words like “urban farm” or “urban garden”.