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John Vermeulen
Dauin , Negros Oriental, Philippines
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Ginhawa Food Forest

Ginhawa Food Forest

Lipa City, PH

Daniel Milligan Jabez Joshua Flores Joel Sison Jun Paulo Sena
Geoff Lawton
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About John Vermeulen

I was born in South Africa from Dutch decent and lived in both South Africa and The Netherlands for an extensive time. During my internship as a mechanical engineer for the merchant marines, I sailed around the world twice in a year and was exposed to numerous enlightening cultures. After having worked in the installation and production of logistic systems for several years, I completed my Master studies as an Industrial Designer -Three Dimensional and at the same time served as faculty, teaching manufacturing processes at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

While doing my Master’s Thesis, I became interested in sustainability. I then completed a design certificate in Permaculture Design and an Ecovillage Training course at Findhorn Scotland in 2007 and also studied Ecovillage Design Education and Training of Trainers course at Wongsanit, Thailand in 2008.

Having been based in the Philippines since 2008, I designed and constructed an Eco-Homestead, Green Bed & Breakfast Inn project at a rice farming community in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija, named “Tuwâ The Laughing Fish”.

My interest in Permaculture further inspired me to train in Community Transition for Peak Oil Survival and Climate Change Adaptation in 2011.

I have been a practicing permaculturist since 2009. I started Permaculture aid work and consultancy last December 2013 by helping communities that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). Also in this period, I moved to Mount Malarayat, a coffee mountain at Lipa, Batangas and developed a Food Forest.

My ambition is to take the time to study the old ways of weaving the trees to help people create a successful food forest. I will also be conducting Permaculture research and experimentation and the development of appropriate technology. Another priority is giving Introductory courses on Permaculture as the educational aspect of the Maayo Holistic Center based at Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines.


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Ecovillage Training (EVT)
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Craig Gibsone
Location: Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland
Date: Feb 2007
Other course unverified
Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Max Lindegger
Location: Wongsanit, Thailand
Date: Dec 2007
Other course unverified
Transition Training
Type: Other
Teacher: May East
Location: Wongsanit, Thailand
Date: Nov 2011
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Climate Zones
John Vermeulen has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical

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