Hi! I am Drea!

My husband, my 2 kiddos, and my parents make up our multi-generational, intentional community in Wisconsin (Zone 5). Most days you can find me playing outside with my family (of the 2 and 4-legged sort), eating tomatoes and listening to endless hours of podcasts! I am mostly known for my love of words, obsession with fitness and getting everyone around me to spend more time in the sunlight and drink more water!

As a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, I love helping people discover abundant health and wellness. BUT I want to do so much more than help you lose weight and ensure proper lifting form!!! I want to encourage you to plant your own food, create a habitat for education, inspire healthier eating, and lift you up, as you discover God’s purpose in your life!

Permaculture design is about creating the best possible environment for life-giving plants and animals to exist and grow together. When permaculture is applied to a piece of land, the vegetation grows more abundantly and with more nutritional value. The application, done correctly, allows plants to thrive while complimenting surrounding vegetation and replenishing the soil from which it comes. Put simply, permaculture is a design for nature that yields greater return, flourishes on less manual labor, and produces abundant results for humanity, while not only reserving and sustaining the earth, but also regenerating it!

I believe that permaculture design is found, not only in landscapes, plants and vegetation, but in all of life. I believe the Scriptures in John 10:10 where it states, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly”. Jesus Christ not only offers eternal life, but He offers peace, joy, and life more abundant, here, on this earth!! Applying the principles of permaculture, or Christ’s Holy Spirit, to our lives allows us to live a life of true value, while complimenting and augmenting the people, the communities, the animals, and the world around us. I believe permaculture has a very pertinent and worthwhile literal meaning, but it can also be applied to our lives figuratively to give us greater health, greater knowledge, greater communities, and most importantly, greater faith.

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