Lydia Neilsen is a permaculture landscape educator, designer and consultant specializing in passive water harvesting, as well as gardening, soil building, and loving up the earth. Lydia and her partner Anne Freiwald MPH, organize and teach a year-long Permaculture and Personal Ecology course called Vital Cycles, where they integrate patterns and principles of the landscape ecosystem with patterns and principles of the human being. Lydia is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion for the development and implementation of beautiful regenerative designs and practices on a do-it-yourself scale. She believes that animals and animal husbandry are a critical element in landscape, human, and planetary health. Lydia specializes in water harvesting earthworks, soil building, greywater, productive water conserving landscapes, tree planting, polyculture and efficient uses of limited space.