Mari Stuart, PhD

Mari is an ecological designer, educator, and urban homesteader living in Asheville, North Carolina. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University and has taught Asian religions and environmental ethics at Reed College and the University of South Carolina. Alongside her academic work, she also trained as a permaculture designer and teacher, and in 2016 she transitioned to doing ecological landscape design and education full time. Mari is the founder of Project Grounded, which seeks to engage urban and suburban people in the regenerative farming movement through their daily choices. Her interdisciplinary background informs all of her work and allows her to connect the dots between ecological and social solutions to climate change, landscapes and landscapes of the mind, and grounded people and grounded carbon.


  • PhD, Harvard University
Mari Stuart, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in Sustainable Development

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