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Portraits: Dr. Will Hooker, Landscape Architect | Emeritus Professor at NC State

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Portraits: Dr. Will Hooker, Landscape Architect | Emeritus Professor at NC State

There are various teachings that focus on the need for proper use of the land we have, but there is one in particular that points to every aspect of the landscape as useful.


Permaculture, although not known for it’s aesthetics, has become popular for its principles of sustainability and resiliency. Dr. Will Hooker, a landscape architect and Emeritus Professor at North Carolina State University, hopes to bring a change to the way permaculture is designed.


“My mission is to bring good design to permaculture.”


While it may take more time for this sustainable practice to become something that the average person would find beautiful, to Dr. Hooker and his colleagues, it’s well worth the wait. 

“If a space is well designed to function seamlessly for its intended use, it will be used; if it is used, it will be loved; and if it is loved, it will become beautiful.”

For more information about Dr. Will Hooker and about permaculture design, visit his website.

Videography for this episode is by Leon Guanzon and art is by Matthew Gillin.