Diana Sette is a certified permaculture teacher and designer who has been practicing permaculture for over a decade in rural and urban environments. She is passionate about social justice and believes it is essential to incorporate social permaculture into all designs if they are to be resilient. In 2011, she co-founded Possibilitarian Garden, a community garden in Cleveland, OH, having been awarded numerous grants to mitigate climate change, and in 2016 officially expanded it to include an intentional community called Possibilitarian Regenerative Community Homestead or PORCH for short.
In the past, she has traveled the world performing with the radical political puppet theater company, Bread & Puppet Theater based out of its Glover, VT homestead, and also co-founded Possibilitarian Puppet Theater in Cleveland, OH. She serves as an advisory board member of Green Triangle, and board director for the The Hummingbird Project the umbrella for the Cleveland Seed Bank and works with Dr. Vandanya Shiva in India supporting rural farmers in the “suicide belt” transitioning from conventional to organic agriculture practices.
Diana is a published writer covering ecological design, art and politics for Hyperallergic and Permaculture Design Magazine. As an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, Diana is the full-time Arborist Educator at Holden Forests & Gardens (formerly the Cleveland Botanical Garden & Holden Arboretum), managing its arborist workforce development program called Tree Corps.
She is the former manager of CBG’s urban agriculture work-study program for teens called Green Corps. Diana is also a Green Infrastructure Consultant for grassroot leaders through the grassroots crowdfunding ioby’s Action Corps. She is a passionate community educator, and focuses much of her free time on making music, playing with her daughter, and dancing with her family and animal friends. Find out more about Diana on her website, instagram, and LinkedIn.
- Sette, Diana. “hugelkultur 101” Permaculture Design Magazine, Issue #101 Permaculture At Work.August 2016.
- Sette, Diana. “Extreme Resilience: Rain Gardens & urban Trees.” Permaculture Design Magazine, Issue # 100 Water Extremes: Drought & Flood. Summer 2016.