Cindy Blackshear (CindyB) is a lifelong gardener who started exploring Permaculture in 2005 after retiring from a career as a software consultant and trainer. She received her Permaculture Design Certification in 2009 and her Permaculture Teacher Training certificate in 2012.
Cindy also holds certifications in Sustainable Design and Ecovillage Design from Gaia Education where she is a trainer. She is a member and ambassador of the Global Ecovillage Network.
Cindy is an alumnus of The Capra Course, based on Fritzhof Capra’s book “The Systems View of Life”.
As an ordained minister and certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®, Cindy specializes in weddings and ritual.
An entrepreneur, Cindy has opened two bookstores and created a soft good company serving the scuba diving industry.
In her (almost non-existent) spare time Cindy enjoys time with her fur-daughter, gardening, reading, kayaking and time at the beach.