Marisha Farnsworth

Marisha Farnsworth

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Teaches: Natural Building

Marisha Farnsworth teaches ecological building at Merritt College in her home town, Oakland, CA, where she works with students to design and build small structures made of earth, straw, bamboo and recycled materials. In addition to co-founding The Natural Builders, a contracting company based in the East Bay, Marisha has conducted research and design and has traveled to work on projects for organizations including Builders Without Borders, Architecture for Humanity, and Kleiwerks International. She is currently co-directing Urban Biofilter, a bourgeoning non-profit that designs, implements and advocates for green infrastructure in environmentally degraded urban communities.

FacStaff Category: Part-Time Instructors.