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Mr. Will E. Hooker
Professor

Will Hooker

Contact Information

Department of Horticultural Science
156 Kilgore Hall, Campus Box 7609
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7609

Office Phone: 919.515.1194
Fax: 919.515.7747
E-mail: whooker@ncsu.edu

Website: http://610kirby-permaculture.org/610kirby-permaculture.org/Welcome.html

General Information

Registered Landscape Architect, North Carolina, 1975
M.L.A., NC State University, College of Design, 1979
Certified Permaculture Designer/Instructor, 1994

Teaching responsibilities center on designing user-oriented, functional landscapes with a magical ambiance. Within this context, my primary advocacy and teaching for the past 15 years has centered on sustainable design, specifically permaculture design. Permaculture is a sustainable living methodology that focuses on lowering our ecological footprints through such means as alternative forms of housing, localized food production, energy production from renewable sources, water management, and material resource management. "Hands-on" experiences, including extended camping/cooking field trips to visit good and bad examples of relative work, are a significant component of my teaching. Workshops and building projects using sustainable methodologies, and the building of ephemeral sculptures, often using bamboo and based on the Golden Mean, are other means used in teaching/studying the above.