In late 2012 Nicholas opened the Working With Nature Permaculture Learning, Research, and Healing Center. It has since been rebranded to School of Permaculture. The school has both an urban and a rural demonstration / educational site which offer hands-on experiences as well as classroom learning opportunities. The School of Permaculture website offers permaculture related tips, videos, and articles on a weekly basis. Make sure to sign up for the newsletter here!
Aside from permaculture, sustainability, and ecology-related activities, Nicholas is a devote follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, and a father. He is also a nidan and instructor at the Flowing Circle Aikido Center, a major proponent of peace, and he believes that through the application of permaculture, people can find a more meaningful and purposeful existence.