Traci Bisson is a passionate entrepreneur who started an online community for mom entrepreneurs at the start of the recession in 2008. Her ability to build relationships and foster a strong sense of community for women helped her build the group to over 1,000 members. She sold her company in 2013 and traveled the United States in a 5th wheel for 12 months with her family. After meeting many interesting people and learning about different communities and cultures, she decided to change her career path.
In 2016, she completed her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), became a Master Gardener and a NH Coverts Cooperator. Traci is also a Hoffman-Haas Fellow who has invested time and energy, as well as shared her knowledge of permaculture, with community members and organizations.
Traci decided to apply what she learned in her PDC course, and on her cross-country journey, with her knowledge of community and entrepreneurism and created It Takes a Village Pet Care. In 2018, she launched this new business concept founded on the principles and ethics of social permaculture.
Traci earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of NH, and is a 2017 graduate of the Leadership NH program, Chair of the Barrington Library Foundation and a Library Trustee. Her recent community projects include, helping the local elementary school start a school learning garden and earn eco-school status, coordinating an internet safety seminar for teens and their parents with the middle school Vice Principal and police department, and raising funds to build a new library.
She now shares her knowledge of building relationships and rebuilding communities with individuals, organizations and companies. Social Permaculture: The Art of Building Community & Relationships will bring together permaculturists, activists, concerned community members and others to learn and engage in ways that will teach them how to put the ethics and principles of permaculture to work rebuilding their own neighborhoods, towns and cities.