Nick Lake is an artist turned ecologist. His love for creating immersive, inspiring, and sacred sculptural installations in art galleries evolved to include the craft of growing biological, ecologically regenerative "sculptures" that might otherwise be called farms. Born and raised in San Diego, CA, he has been traversing up and down the West Coast for most of his adult life, studying the diverse ecosystems, and the effects of climate and water on the broader environment, and seeks an ever expanding connection with the community and ecology of his home, the west coast.

He received his Permaculture Design Consultant Certificate in 2012 from Toby Hemenway, organized by Daily Acts Organization in Petaluma CA, with guest teachers Brock Dolman (Occidental Arts & Ecology Center), Erik Ohlsen (Permaculture Artisans , Permaculture Skills Center), John Valenzuela (CA Rare Fruit Growers Society), Larry Santoyo (Earth Flow, Permaculture Academy) and more.

Soon after, Nick moved to True Grass Farms in Valley Ford CA, immersing himself in the management of 1100 acres of grassland led by Guido Frosini, planting trees while producing grass fed and finished beef, pasture raised pork, pasture raised chicken, and chicken eggs.

Since then Nick has studied with various leaders of the field of Regenerative Agriculture including Darren Doherty (Regrarians Platform REX certified), Mark Shepard (Restoration Agriculture), Permaculture Voices (Temecula CA Permaculture Conference - Elaine Ingham, Greg Judy, Mark Shepard), along with the supplemental broad range of study including Soil Biology with Simran Raphaell (Regenerative Earth), Natural Building with Kirk Mobert (Sun Dog Builders), Miguel Elliot (Living Earth Structures) Ray Cerino, and Unified Physics with Nassim Haramein (Resonance Academy).

Nick Lake has two bachelors degrees from UC Berkeley :: Practice of Art (Highest Honors in Sculpture (Installation)) and Interdisciplinary Studies Field Major (Focus in Philosophy, Social Theory, Environmental Justice, Nature Theory).

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