Mutual aid expert Zev Friedman

Zev Friedman

Earthaven Experience Programs Faculty

Zev (he/him) is a leading permaculture designer, researcher, teacher, and writer in Western North Carolina. He grew up in a patch of kudzu in Sylva, NC, and received his B.S. in Human Ecology from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Zev specializes in hands-on, in-depth education in permaculture and earthskills and has been doing residential and community-based professional design and installation throughout Western North Carolina. Almost a decade of study with world-renowned teacher Martín Prechtel helped feed his passion for regrowing our own diverse indigenous lifeways through youth initiation and ritual. Zev currently serves as Executive Director for Co-operate WNC, which harnesses the power of cooperation at a regional scale to meet human needs and address our most pressing ecological and social challenges.