Amy Antonucci - Founder/Director
Amy Antonucci is a certified permaculture designer, small homesteader and organizer. She and her partner run Living Land Permaculture Homestead where they keep gardens, orchards, bees, chickens, ducks and dairy goats. Amy worked in organic agriculture for over ten years and was awarded the Lead Organic Gardener of 2017 by NOFA-NH. She has spoken at libraries, schools, garden clubs, conferences, and been interviewed in the media. She also leads workshops on Sacred Circle Dance, Frame Drumming and storytelling.
Becca Hedlund - Secretary
Becca Hedlund’s passion for urban permaculture sprouted at a Permaculture Design Course in 2012. She’s a perennial student, always ready to share skills and learn alongside others. Becca also is a UNHCE Natural Resource Steward and co-coordinator of the school garden/outdoor classroom at Little Harbour Elementary in Portsmouth, NH. Her small urban lot hosts a 5.5Kw solar system, chickens, honeybees, berry patches, and many, many dreams of future sustainability projects.
Warren has been attending Seacoast Permaculture events since 2011. He enjoys supporting the local community by working local, buying local food, and food composting. Warren values community building in his condo association and attends film, potluck, and book study discussions on permaculture principles. He has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts from Northern Essex Community College, and has most recently worked as a cook for a local retreat center and presently for a local manufacturer. He values staying in touch with his family, who also lives locally.
Karen Parker Field
Karen and her husband Peter are the founders of Crows’ Feat, a 100-acre cooperative farm in Kensington NH. The farm’s mission is to cultivate community through a collaborative commitment to regenerative agriculture. Working with several enterprise farmers and community members, the farm is pursuing agroforestry, high-nutrient vegetables and grains, small-scale livestock, educational programming and community outreach—all in a permaculture framework.
Karen leads Paladin Advisors, a small investment firm that provides advice to families and non-profits. She created Wealth of Wisdom, a non-profit group whose mission is to disseminate DIY financial skills in a in small-group settings. She has been active in the hospice movement and founded the hospice choral group, Journey Song. In addition to her work with Seacoast Permaculture, she serves on the Board of Directors of the BioPhysical Economics Institute.
Yulia is a passionate environmental and community engagement advocate and has been learning the ropes of permaculture community design and systems thinking. She has extensive experience in program management, IT, graphic design, writing, education, resource management, employee and volunteer engagement. She is bilingual in English and Russian and brings her old world mindset of creative reuse and minimalist thinking to living on the Seacoast. From old clothing she makes new clothing, totes, jewelry, rugs and other items extending the usefulness of existing materials, giving them new life and making them fun and beautiful. She loves teaching these skills to small groups and sharing the wisdom of re-purposing loved items into other forms.
Stacey is a Master Gardener in Strafford County and a grower of organic vegetables and fruits at her home in Rochester. Her background is in nutrition and culinary arts which she uses in her role with the NH Farm to School program. Her work with farm to school and as volunteer with Rochester Listens brings communities together to better connect and work towards common goals-work that supports several permaculture design principals.
After first learning about permaculture in 2013, Karen was grateful to connect with Seacoast NH Permaculture several years ago. She appreciates the practical resources, wisdom, and solidarity shared by this community as she seeks to transition from concept to practice while living on a one and a half acre small hill. Karen spends much of her time homeschooling her 13-year-old daughter and continuously exploring a wide range of subjects including—social permaculture, regenerative agriculture, ecology, history, philosophy, herbalism, the impact of technology, and systems thinking. With a career background in project management, action sports marketing, and public education, Karen is also a SELT volunteer, a library volunteer, a kitchen gardener and the family chef. She lives with her husband, daughter, mother, and 2-year-old dog in Epping, NH.