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Marion Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Silverleaves Food Forest

Silverleaves Food Forest

Phillip Island, AU

Brandon Ballentine David Brice David Robertson Hüseyin Öztürk Jo Darvill Karen Lenehan Marcus Pan Mark Domingo Michael Schmidt
Geoff Lawton Karen Lenehan Richard Larson
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About Marion Roberts

My background is fairly diverse - or as Geoff Lawton would say, I have a portfolio of careers. I worked as a cook/chef for many years before getting a degree in health science and setting up private practice as a Naturopath, implementing modalities of herbal medicine, nutrition, homoeopathy and counselling. Further studies expanded my practice to include psychotherapy.

From a strong foundation in food and nutrition I set up a whole food cooking school to complement my naturopathy practice. This was called, "Real Food - School of Cooking and Eating" and later transformed into "Cook Club" - a monthly group with a focus on cross cultural sharing of recipes and ideas.

I was also keenly interested in writing so did some more study in professional writing and editing before completing a Masters Degree in creative writing at the University of Melbourne. I have three published novels for children and young adults and am currently working on an illustrated book which might take the rest of my life to complete !! I also get work in the corporate sector as a bid writer in the construction industry. Don't ask me how that came about - like everything else, I kind of fell into it.

Having spent most of my childhood on my grandparent's farm I've always wanted to have a patch of land of my own and since discovering Permaculture have become passionate about growing my own food, creating a diverse food forest ecosystem and working toward self sufficiency.

Currently doing a PDC with Geoff Lawton and working on an urban design for an inner city rooftop food farm as well as a design for establishing a food forest on a quarter acre block at Phillip Island where I escape to on weekends.

I am really interested in future aid work with permaculture but need to learn a whole lot more first !!


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Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Certificate (currently enrolled)
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: online / global
Date: Apr 2014

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