Birdie D’Agostino brings extensive experience in community collaborations and project management to Solid Ground. She began her career as an elementary school teacher and then went on to become a garden educator at Portland State University, teaching Sense of Place and Placemaking within green spaces. When at PSU, she sat on the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability application committee. Sustainable land stewardship and social justice issues are her greatest passion.
She has served the Native American Youth and Family Center as the Keeper of the Gardens and Community Involvement Program Manager, assisted in development of the Native Gathering Garden at Thomas Cully Park, and managed land design meetings and permaculture classes with the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to further ecological empowerment of the tribes. Among many of the social justice issues she’s engaged in, supporting the Siletz Tribal Council in combating hunger has been a commitment of hers.
Birdie is excited to assist and collaborate with Solid Ground Consulting in the facilitation of meaningful and positive change within diverse communities. Give her a call or send her an email, she’ll listen to your needs and will direct you to the assistance or tools you need to go out and make this world a better place!