Marisha Auerbach is an internationally recognized permaculture educator, designer, speaker, gardener, and nursery steward based in Portland, OR. Since she took her first Permaculture Design Course in 1998, Marisha has lived and practiced permaculture in both urban and rural environments. Marisha started teaching Permaculture at the college level in 2011, and has been an instructor at OSU in the Horticulture Department since that time. Marisha offers Permaculture Design Courses and an Advanced Course in Permaculture Skills for Climate Resilience online through Oregon State University. She is currently developing a new online course on Permaculture Food Forests, expected to go live through PACE in spring 2020. Marisha teaches during the summers at Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus.
As an avid gardener and herbalist, Marisha specializes in food production, ecology, and useful plants. Marisha believes that it is possible to respond to the current environmental challenges, lower our ecological footprint, and continue to live equally delightful lives through permaculture design. This passion is what drives Marisha's active teaching schedule throughout the year.