Edulis Designs is a registered LLC in the state of Florida that is devoted to edible ecological landscaping that improves the health of humans and the environment.
Alex Nikesch is passionate about building regenerative communities and culture. While living abroad in China, he was exploring more sustainable ways of organizing society and discovered permaculture. He studied living examples of permaculture at work in traditional Chinese rural farms and urban gardens while he was establishing his own guerrilla gardens and food forests in the mountains of Fujian. Alex also helped to build the first earthship in China, which resides in Panyu, Guangzhou. He later studied permaculture design with Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.
After Alex moved back to the US he played an important role in establishing the Southwest Florida Permaculture Guild. Alex is currently teaching permaculture at Florida Gulf Coast University, organizing for the Southwest Florida Permaculture Guild, hosting workshops, and helping people design their properties. He is also developing his own quarter acre property as an example of what can be done on a small suburban lot, instead of just planting a lawn.
Eric Frank grew up in and around the agricultural world and was deeply influenced by his grandfather, grandmothers, and other farmers in his family. Eric studied Public Policy and Sustainable Agriculture at Northland College, served as an Americorps Vista working towards food sovereignty with several communities and tribes in Northern Wisconsin, and did his Permaculture Design Course with Darren Doughty.
Eric’s experience in ecological design include managing a design and construction firm guided by the principles of permaculture, planting food forests for his family, and the activism of ecological living. Presently he is broadening his horizons towards learning with projects in eco-types including the tropics and sub-tropics.