Jeff Adams

TerraSophia, LLC Ecological Design and Education

Jeff Adams is the Executive Director of the Canyonlands Watershed Council and owner/operator of Terrasophia LLC. Jeff builds capacity to regenerate the health of our watersheds and communities by engaging citizens, agencies, and organizations through hands-on education projects and ecological design services.  He has a depth of experience in watershed educational training programs and brings a practical and integrated approach to each project with nearly 20 years of experience in various aspects of construction and landscape trades.

Jeff has collaborated with a variety of non-profits, public agencies, schools, businesses, and individuals to raise awareness and build skills for regenerative living. He has traveled extensively around the United States and beyond, visiting and participating in projects and learning with many leaders in the fields of water harvesting, permaculture, and regenerative systems. Jeff holds a self-designed Bachelor of Science degree at Humboldt State University in Indigenous Technology, which he coined as the practical application of knowledge of a place to help meet the needs of that place, including all its inhabitants. Jeff is certified as a Permaculture Design Consultant, ARCSA Accredited Professional, and EPA WaterSense partner.

Jeff’s range of experience includes:

  • Lead instructor for the American Rainwater catchment System’s Association’s (ARCSA) Accredited Professional training
  • Program Manager for Watershed Management Group’s Santa Barbara Water Harvesting Program, CA
  • Water Sustainability Coordinator for the 10,000 Rain Gardens Pilot Program, a partnership between the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) and Marin Municipal Water District, CA
  • Instructor for G3 – the Green Garden Group’s Water Efficiency Professional workforce development training program for Generation Water
  • Watershed restoration field surveying, education, and implementation in Carson National Forest, NM
  • Co-Director of the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, Humboldt State University, CA
  • Guest lecturer at University of New Mexico, University of California Berkeley Extension, Santa Barbara City College Center for Lifelong Learning, and Humboldt State University
  • Water harvesting and permaculture hands-on instruction for George Washington University Alternative winter break program at Plenitud, Puerto Rico
  • Facilitation of water harvesting workforce development trainings for Los Angeles Conservation Corps
  • Permaculture Design Certification course lead instructor, Westminster Woods, CA
  • Residential site manager for Sunrise Ridge Gardens, a permaculture inspired 7-acre lavender and mixed fruit orchard in West Sonoma county, CA
  • Participant at the International Permaculture Convergence 11 in Cuba
  • Consultant for John Todd Ecological Design on prototype Eco-machine to clean up crude oil spill, MA
  • Extensive consultation, design, coaching, and training on water harvesting and permaculture projects

Contact:
Jeffrey@terrasophia.com
Jeff@farcountry.org
(415) 306-6618