Chrys Ostrander assists with developing the Great Transition Stories website. Chrys is caretaker at Heartsong, a former retreat center 25 miles north of Spokane, WA that occasionally hosts permaculture groups, and others, for holding educational events that revolve around permaculture, the healing of individuals, groups and the planet. At Heartsong, Chrys raises dairy goats, maintains an 8000 sq. ft. garden and assists in the implementation of the permaculture design for the property. A resident of Washington since 1990, Chrys has been active in sustainable agriculture circles. He learned to do web design in the ’90’s working on the first-ever Tilth Producers of Washington website. He provides web services for private clients and for Washington State University Extension as a part-time employee. He earned his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2012 and enjoys teaching organic gardening, cheese-making, goat husbandry and permaculture.