Lisa Fernandes is the Director of The Resilience Hub in Portland Maine and she is the founding organizer of the 2000+ member Portland Maine Permaculture group.
She is an experienced facilitator and permaculture designer who believes that the strategies of resilience-building, re-skilling and re-localization are among the best we have for creating vibrant communities and for navigating future challenges. She appears in the film "Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective."
Lisa sits on the boards of the Eat Local Foods Coalition (ELFC) and the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast, on the Grantmaking Committee of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund and on the Advisory Panel for Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine. Lisa participates in the Portland Mayor's Initiative for Healthy Sustainable Food Systems. She is also active on MOFGA's Agricultural Services Committee, in the Portland Food Coop, Hour Exchange Portland and is a Master Food Preserver and Master Composter.
Lisa attended Boston College and The Evergreen State College and has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including a stint owning a software design firm with more than 100 client companies across the region. She and her husband owned a green building oriented real estate firm as well as a renewable energy firm for several years.
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