About Me

Author, Sustainable [R]evolution and Director of The Western Gate’s community space and book commons (A project of the Permaculture Research Institute, USA 501c3) 

Trained as a cultural anthropologist and skilled in four languages, Juliana has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Nepal,
Costa Rica and Brazil. In 2005 she founded Voices in Solidarity, an initiative that partnered with Ashaninka indigenous tribal leaders from the Brazilian Amazon to support the development of theYorenka Ãtame community-led environmental educational center featured in Sustainable [R]evolution. She has written about ecovillages, native rights and social justice issues in a variety of newspapers, indigenous journals, blogs and anthologies including Zester DailyE-The Environmental MagazineBridges Journal, El Reportero, The Rising Nepal, World Rainforest Movement Bulletin, Quechua Network, and Cultural Survival Quarterly

Juliana, along with co-author Louis Fox, wrote the book “Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide,” published in February 2014 by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Random House.  She was the first graduate of the Cornerstone Doula School, one of the most rigorous natural birth programs in the U.S., focusing on a holistic model of care. She is engaged variously as writer, editor, teacher, midwife assistant and mother when not attempting new yoga poses or learning how to garden.