Alan Enzo

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Alan Enzo, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Alan Enzo (known as “Enzo”) is an ecologist, economist, sustainable business development consultant, and a Permaculture Design teacher and consultant. He graduated from Ohio State University and holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Economics and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business.

Enzo began his career as an Emergency Management Officer, leading and directing first-responders on oil spills, train wrecks, chemical disasters, natural disasters, and environmental remediation projects around the US. He was intimately involved in the response to Hurricane Katrina and many other state and federal emergencies.

Enzo received his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Mollison Permaculture Research Institute (the original Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) in Australia founded by Bill Mollison). He has received advanced training in natural building, agroforestry, food forest design, ecological economics, and ecovillage/intentional community design. He is passionate about alternative local economic systems, appropriate technology, agroforestry, and helping students and clients start their own businesses.

Enzo has over 28 years of experience in Permaculture Design, Ecological Restoration, and related disciplines. He is the founder of Nashville Permaculture and the International Permaculture Education Center at