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DAN HEMENWAY, founder of Elfin Permaculture, is recognized among the most innovative and effective teachers of permaculture. Since 1981, he has taught workshops, design courses and advanced programs from Mexico to Canada and in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, and now offers an interment Permaculture Design Course. Dan is also founder, editor and publisher of The International Permaculture Solutions Journal, highly regarded among permaculturists and PROD (Permaculture Review Overview and Digest ). He is program director of APT (Advanced Permaculture Training) and active in related movements such as remineralization. He contributes to the development of permaculture with ongoing work on principles of transformation. Dan holds five diplomas in various aspects of permaculture from the International Permaculture Institute. He received the annual Conservation Award from Friends of Nature in 1983 and the Community Service Award from the International Permaculture Institute in 1984. In 1991, he was named as a delegate to "Roots of the Future," a conference of NGOs in Paris, France, to prepare input to the UN "Earth Summit" held in June, 1992. More recently, Dan was cited in Swathmore's Who's Who in America for 1996-97.

CYNTHIA BAXTER HEMENWAY, CNM, is partner in Elfin Permaculture and Associate Editor of The International Permaculture Solutions Journal. She was founding member and former director and officer of the Planetary Project Foundation (Kansas, USA). Cynthia introduced a course on alternative therapies while teaching University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainesville. She is a Certified Nurse Midwife and wholistic health practitioner with particular emphasis in working with women during the childbearing year. Cynthia presently works in OB/GYN at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, while she develops Design for Health, a consulting service combining the permaculture design approach with alternative therapies. She has introduced a new study section, also called Design for Health, in the online Permaculture Design Course. Cynthia brings experience in leading workshops on health and spiritual matters to permaculture as well as the intention to expand the practice of permaculture in these areas. Because of the demands of her other work, Cynthia is available to co-lead workshops on an occasional basis.