Hiking in the Catskills

Hiking in the Catskills

I am a student and sometimes teacher of permaculture design and see it as one of the most powerful ways that we can regenerate the biosphere (the part of the planet that supports life). I am also a person with a strong desire to seek spiritual truth that enables humanity to live peaceably with one another on Earth. As an American by accident of birth, with European ancestry, I have a cultural link to Christianity and am attempting to learn about that faith tradition deeply so it can inform my life. To me the teachings of Jesus (peace, love thy neighbor, Golden Rule)  mesh well with my permaculture ethics- Creation Care (care for the only planet we have), Neighbor Care (all humanity is our neighbor) and Future Care (we must leave the planet better than we found it).

My educational background so far is history (B.A. 2006) and I am starting  a Master of Divinity program at Lancaster Theological Seminary in August of 2016. I also have 3 different Permaculture Design Certificates including Advanced Permaculture Design from Oregon State University.

Life’s journey so far has lead me to live in 12 different states, 3 different countries, and I have visited several others. I’ve been an active duty Marine, an Army spouse, stay at home dad, house-spouse,  farmer, social worker, youth leader, and permaculture designer amongst other professions.

I enjoy hiking, nature photography, soccer (Liverpool Football Club), baseball (NY Mets) spending quality time with my wife, spiritual seeking, reading, writing, being silly, and laughing at comedic shows or movies.

History, social justice, peace, interacting with nature, permaculture design/ regenerative ecology, spirituality/faith, and US foreign policy will all be explored on my blog and always through the lens of the above mentioned ethics and the teachings of Jesus.

I am accepting donations for permaculture projects. All money raised will go directly to permaculture related work for those who cannot afford to pay for it. Projects included are: educational workshops and classes, design work, and implementation of permaculture designs. Making a donation is a great way to put the ethics of permaculture into practice.  Thank you for your support.

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Peace to all,

Dillon Naber Cruz









8 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Dillon I’m very invested in permaculture and see it as real solution I’m a local guy in Clinton and have almost 5 acres Maybe we can grab a coffee and talk shop sometime Thx Bob

    • I was born in Kansas City, MO but have since lived all over the place. My dad’s side of the family came from the Netherlands to the US but at sometime in the distant past had left Germany for Terscheliing, Holland. Currently in Lancaster, PA though not on a farm at the moment. A homestead or farm would be ideal!

  2. Hey Dillion,

    I didn’t know how else to reach you so I thought I’d message you here! After seeing some of the great permaculture content you’ve shared here, I wanted to reach out to you.

    We just put together an infographic on the Principles of Permaculture and how they can make us better gardeners/people in general. Since your blog is all about organic and sustainable gardening, I thought you’d get a kick out of it!

    You can email me at alex@seefit.com if you want to check it out 🙂 You can also delete this comment to clean up your about page.

    Alex Yap-Dubois from Seefit.com

      • Hello… I heard your fantastic interview on permaculture voices and realized I needed to look you up when you said you were in Lancaster! Are you still living there? I also live in Lancaster county, I too am fascinated with permaculture and am in the middle of advanced theological education! This seems like too much of a “coincidence” to not take advantage of it! I am also working on a deep synthesis of Christian worldview and permaculture. It is an extremely rich and profound line of thought. I would love to get in touch, meet and/or collaborate .

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