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FRANK HOLZMAN

ORGANIC HORTICULTURALIST,
SUSTAINABLE FARMING CONSULTANT

TEACHING AND DESIGN 



579 Carlton Pointe Dr.
 Palmetto, GA 30268  frankholzman@hotmail.com



EDUCATION:


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 1971-1975
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES


CABRILLO COLLEGE, APTOS,CA 1978-1979
HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES UNDER RICHARD MERRIL



UC FARM AND GARDEN PROJECT, UNIV. OF CAL. SANTA CRUZ 1979 APPRENTICESHIP IN BIODYNAMIC/FRENCH INTENSIVE METHODS
IN ALAN CHADWICKS GARDEN.



WORK EXPERIENCE:

PRESIDENT, RECOVERY ECO AGRICULTURE PROJECT
SUSTAINABLE LAND USE, EDUCATION, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
 
TIERRA SONRISA GARDEN tierrasonrisagarden.com
CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, GA
EDUCATION RESEARCH, DEMONSTRATION MARKET GARDEN, HOME FOR REAP.
 
2008 NICARAGUA, PROVIDED CONSULTING ON SMALL FARMING PROJECTS.
ATLANTA ESTABLISHED SCHOOL GARDENS.
 

2006 BRASIL; ESTABLISHED GARDEN AT AN ORPHANAGE, PROVIDED 2007 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ORGANIC FARMERS.


2006 WORKED WITH CSA IN RURAL NORTH GEORGIA PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.


2006 BELIZE, TAUGHT A SERIES OF ORGANIC GARDENING
WORKSHOPS AT THE BELIZE BOTANICAL GARDENS, WORKED
WITH NGO;S IN VARIOUS PARTS OF COUNTRY CONSULTING MAYAN FARMERS IN TRANSISTION TO ORGANIC.



2004 GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION, SMYRNA , GA
2005 PROVIDED A DEMONSTRATION GARDEN, WORKED IN BIODYNAMIC/FRENCE INTENSIVE TECHNIQUES. WORKED WITH CHILDRENS PROGRAMS AND VOLUNTEERS.



2005 COSTA RICA. CONSULTING AND ADVICE TO ORGANIC FARMING PROJECTS.
2003 CUBA. TOURED AND PROVIDED ADVICE TO MARKET FARMERS AND COMMUNITY GARDENS ON ORGANIC TECHNIQUES.


1995 - PRESENT CONSULTING TO EDUCATION PROJECTS AND PRIVATE GARDENS.


1994 MCKEAN REHABILITATION CENTER
1995 CHIANG MAI, THAILAND HELPED DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR DISABLED CHILDREN IN RURAL NORTHERN THAILAND AND TAUGHT ENGLISH IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. PROVIDED ASSISTANCE IN FARMING PROJECT.


1992
1993 CHRIST CHURCH OF INDONESIA / PASTOR PUTU SABUDI
KALA PAKSA, BALI, INDONESIA WORKED AS A CONSTRUCTION ASSISTANT IN A SMALL VILLAGE; LAID BRICKS, BUILT HUTS FOR PIGS AND PROVIDED ADVISE FOR AREA GRAPE FARMERS, PLANTED MANGO TREES.



1989 PRESIDENT
1992 RECOVERY ENVIRONMENTAL AGRICULTURE PROJECT (REAP)
ATLANTA ,GA
FOUNDED ORGANIZATION WHICH ADVOCATED AND TAUGHT ORGANIC GARDENING AND SUSTAINABLE FARMING THROUGH WORKSHOPS. PROVIDED ADVOCACY FOR MARKET GROWERS THROUGH ESTABLISHING MARKETS. TAUGHT ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS. ORGANIZED STATE WIDE TREE PLANTING PROJECTS, RECYCLING PROGRAMS AND MISC. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.



1981 DIRECTOR 
1989 ALBEMARLE COMMUNITY GARDEN PROJECT
ATLANTA, GA
DEVELOPED A COMMUNITY GARDEN AND EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER IN THE INNER CITY OF ATLANTA. ORGANIZED GARDEN ACTIVITIES, TAUGHT GARDEN WORKSHOPS. DISTRIBUTED FOOD, SEEDS, PLANTS AND INFORMATION ON SUSTAINABLE GARDEN METHODS AND PROVIDED TECHNICAL ADVICE TO FARMERS IN RURAL GEORGIA.



1983 PROJECT ASSISTANT
APPROVECHO INSTITUTE (APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY CENTER)
COTTAGE GROVE, OR IANTO EVANS, DIRECTOR
HELPED ESTABLISH A ONE ACRE GARDEN THAT WOULD PART OF THEIR
AGRICULTURE PROGRAM.



1981 COMMUNITY GARDEN PROGRAM DIRECTOR
1983 DEKALB COUNTY COOP. EXTENSION SERVICE / UNIV. OF GA
DECATUR, GA
ORGANIZED COMMUNITY GARDENS IN LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOODS.
TAUGHT GARDEN WORKSHOPS IN THE GARDENS AND COURSES IN
LOCAL SCHOOLS. PROVIDED CONSULTING TO RESIDENTS.



1980 STAFF GARDENER
OCHA FOOD COOPERATIVE ALAMEDA, NEW MEXICO
HELPED DEVELOP A FIVE ACRE MARKET GARDEN FOR THE FOOD COOPERATIVE
USING FRENCH INTENSIVE METHODS AND DITCH IRRIGATION.



1979 RESEARCH /GARDEN ASSISTANT CAMP JOY GARDENS
BOULDER CREEK, CA
PREFORMED RESEARCH AT A CENTER FOR BIODYNAMIC/FRENCH INTENSIVE GARDENING. DEVELOPED METHODS, CONDUCTING TRIALS ON VARIETIES, ETC.



1978 VOLUNTEER FIELD WORK
FARM COOPERATIVE IN CHIAPAS, MEXICO
DID FARM WORK IN EXCHANGE FOR ROOM AND BOARD. TRAVELED
THROUGHOUT MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA VISITING SMALL FARMS.


1976 1977 LANDSAPE GARDENER
SELF EMPLOYED IN THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY AREA. DESIGNED, INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE FOR RESIDENTIAL HOMES. DESIGNED EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, HERB GARDENS, FLOWER GARDENS, ETC.


1975 PARKS GARDENER
1976 CITY OF BERKELEY, CA; PARKS DEPT.
MAINTAINED CITY PARKS AND OTHER PROPERTIES. REPLANTED FOWER BEDS AROUND CITY HALL, MEDIANS, ETC.


1973 LANDSCAPE / MAINTANENCE GARDENER
1975 INSTALLED AND MAINTAINED GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES IN
THE SAN FRANSISCO BAY AREA.




MY AREAS OF EXPERTISE ARE IN SMALL SCALE SUSTAINABLE FARMING AND ORGANIC HORTICULTURE. FACILITATING BALANCED ECOSYSTEMS AND DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE SOIL AND THE PEOPLE IT PROVIDES FOR. INCORPORATING PERMACULTURE TECHNIQUES ALONG WITH THE PHILOSOPHIES OF BIODYNAMICS.
OTHER SKILLS INCLUDE, TEACHING, COUNSELLING, ORGANIZATIONAL, AND LANGUAGE SKILLS; THAI, INDONESIAN, SPANISH.





VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:




2005 WORKED WITH LOCAL BIONEERS CONFERENCE IN ATLANTA, GA


2002 ESTABLISH A BARRIER FREE GARDEN FOR DISABLED ADULTS AT 2005 A DAY PROGRAM IN MARRIETTA, GA FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES.


2000 WORK WITH LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN, READING TO IMPROVE 2001 LITERACY SKILLS THROUGH HANDS ON ATLANTA.


1993 WORK WITH CHILDREN WITH CEREBAL PALSEY, HELPING THEM TO IMPROVE MOTOR SKILLS AT THE IRENE WORTHAM CENTER IN BILTMORE, ASHEVILLE, NC

1993 WORKED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS AT GALLUDET UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON, D.C. HELPED ORGANIZE A SEMINAR ON DEAF EDUCATION. SERVED AS A CONSULTANT FOR DEAF FOREIGN STUDENTS WANTING TO DEVELOP NONPROFIT PROGRAMS IN THEIR COUNTRIES. ALSO TOOK CLASSES  IN ASL.


1990 HELPED FACILITATE EARTH DAY PROGRAMS IN THE SOUTH 1991 EAST. ORGANIZED TREE PLANTINGS THROUGHOUT GEORGIA. ADVISORY ON LAND USE ISSUES.


1985 GEORGIA ORGANIC GROWERS ASSOC. PROVIDED ADVICE TO 1987 RURAL FARMERS. HELPED ESTABLISH CERTIFICATION STANDARDS FOR ORGANIC GROWERS.


1976 1977 CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING. WORKED WITH DISABLED  INDIVIDUALS TOWARD REACHING INDEPENDENCE IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIFE. ALSO DID ATTENDENT CARE FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMES.


1976 WORKED ON CAMPAIGNS FOR UNITED FARM WORKERS/ CESAR CHAVEZ.


1975 BERKELEY FREE CLINIC. WORKED AS A COUNSELOR IN CRISIS 1977 AND ON GOING COUNSELLING SERVICES. PROVIDED BASIC FIRST AID AND INFORMATION TO CLIENTS.


1973 BERKELEY EMERGENCY FOOD PROJECT. ASSISTED IN 1975 PREPARING MEALS FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE AND PROVIDED COUNSELLING PROGRAMS OTHER SERVICES.































































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