Benjamin Vidmar 's Profile
- Joined: 18/07/2013
- Last Updated: 10/09/2013
- Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
- Climate Zone: Polar
- Web site: www.polarpermaculture.com
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Climate ZonesBenjamin Vidmar has permaculture experience in:
- Cool Temperate
- Cold Desert
About Benjamin Vidmar
Originally from Cleveland, OH USA, and I have completed my Associates in Specialized Tech from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Pittsburgh, PA in 1998. In 2005 I decided leave the States and move to Sabah, Malaysia in Borneo, to teach English, as well as teaching cooking and working in a restaurant there for 6 months. After that, I worked on expedition cruise ships going to the high Arctic and Antarctic Polar regions and had a fantastic time travelling all over the world.
From 2008, I started to work in Longyearbyen and since 2012, I have been the head chef at Svalbar Pub,AS the "northern most" pub in the world. Being an island, everything has to be flown in, so one day I got the idea to grow my own things and get the freshest products possible. I have designed my own polar hydroponic garden and now I can enjoy the freshest vegetables and herbs without flying everything up like most people do on the island.
Only after I started my garden did I find out about permaculture, so now I am also planning to take my PDC course from 26 August until 8 Sept here:
and I am also signed up on 19 September to do the Diploma course after that here:
I am really excited about the future and can totally see how permaculture applies to every aspect of my life. Thanks for your time and have a great day!