Lauren Chase-Rowell has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture prior to her first Permaculture Design Certificate course in 1997. Her 19 acre homestead is an example of the practice of permaculture. She integrates permaculture and the importance of biodiversity into her landscape practices, courses, livelihood and lifestyle. Lauren holds a Permaculture Teaching Certificate and teaches for Great Bay community college, Natural Resource Stewards, and New Hampshire Technical Institute. Lauren has introduced and taught permaculture practices to NH Master Gardeners, NH Department of Environmental Services, UNH Cooperative Extension, as well as other quality courses at premier sustainability venues. Lauren initiated a NH Permaculture Teacher Certification course in 2014 and obtained a second PDC from OSU in 2016.