|Siliguri, West Bengal, India
(projects i'm involved in)
(projects i'm following)
Grew up as a lover creation and Creator, and of everything outdoors. Led to a passion for adventure in various parts of the world. Moved to Nepal in 2012 to work with remote Tibetan communities, was assigned to aid in developing sustainable children's homes. Heard about ECHO in Thailand and volunteered there over the summer months. Since then I've pursued instruction covering a range of topics from biochar to bamboo cultivation, appropriate technology to agroforestry.
It was in the northern jungles of Thailand during my time at ECHO that I first heard about permaculture. I got my hands on a copy of Bill Mollison's Designers Manual, and couldn't put it down. Began dreaming of possibilities in Nepal and northern India. In July of 2014 I completed a PDC in Sweden that greatly aided my understanding of holistic design.
Fundamentally, my wife (a tribal citizen of India) and I are working towards establishing a holistically managed "place of peace" at the foot of the Himalayas in the Siliguri corridor that will serve as a resource and blessing for the people of that region, which is otherwise characterized mostly by by slash-and-burn monocultural farmers. Our long-term dream is to function as active promoters and enablers for the full abundance this region is capable of.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Teacher: Richard Perkins
|Location: Ridgedale Permaculture, Sunne, Sweden
|Date: Jul 2014