The world is already inundated with too much STUFF. MMaD avoids contributing to the ever growing pile of junk filling landfills; polluting our air, water, soil and ultimately, our bodies.
Using Permaculture principles as a framework, MMaD designs and makes things that are necessary, efficient and aesthetically pleasing. Our challenge is to design and create products that fit into at least one of the following categories:
heirloom quality, so it will be around for many generations.
easily composted, so it can return to the soil.
upcycled, to make good use of materials that will be here for a long time.
Marylena C. Sevigney Consultant & Versatile Designer, Problem Solver, Creative Thinker, Change-maker, Optimist Marylena has always lived on the outskirts, never really fitting in to one category. Not being a fan of labels anyway, she’s energized by a variety of challenges and life-long learning. Permaculture principles, such as “design in the edges” provide a comfortable framework where Marylena uses her diverse skills to draw, design, make, experiment and teach. Her roots reside in formal woodworking and design training at RISD and UMass Dartmouth, designing furniture, and creating sculpture. But her mediums range to fiber, paper, and computer software, as well as the land and living material.
Marylena has a BFA, MFA and is a NH Advanced Master Gardener. She completed her Permaculture Design Certification and Teacher Certification at DAcres Permaculture Farm where she served as a board member for three years. She teaches independent workshops as well as courses at Plymouth State University. Marylena completed a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Certification at University of New Hampshire. She recently started a Laughter Yoga club with a friend in Holderness, NH. All are welcome!