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Mike Kavanagh
Pavia, Italy
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate

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Albert Bates Geoff Lawton Martin Giannini Robyn Francis
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About Mike Kavanagh

I have a Bachelors Degree in Geology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and a Masters of Applied Science in Groundwater Studies from the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

My interest in Permaculture started when I was in Sydney doing my Masters. I was actively involved in Alfalfa House Food Cooperative where I met people who had completed PDCs and were practicing urban Permaculture.

In 2000 I participated in an 'Introduction to Permaculture Course' and in 2001 I participated in a 'Travelling with Permaculture' course, both run by Jill Finnane at Action for World Development

After a few years working at the Bower Re-use and Repair Centre and Reverse Garbage Re-use Centre, I completed my 1st PDC with Robyn Francis in 2005 at the UNSW Ecoliving Centre.

In May 2017 I completed a Permaculture Teaching Matters Course in Stremitz (Italy) led by Alfred Decker, Anna Bartoli and Alessandro Ardovini.

I live in the commune of Travacò Siccomario, just outside Pavia (35km south of Milan). We are near the confluence of the Ticino and Po rivers in the Pianura Padana.


My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Robyn Francis
Location: UNSW Ecoliving Centre, Randwick, Sydney
Date: Jul 2005
Other course verified
Permaculture Teachers' Trainer Course
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Alfred Decker
Other Teachers: Anna Bartoli, Alessandro Ardovini
Location: Stremiz, Italy
Date: May 2017
Other course unverified
Introductory Permaculture Course
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Jill Finnane
Location: Action for World Development, Sydney, Australia
Date: Mar 2000
Other course unverified
Travelling With Permaculture
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Jill Finnane
Other Teachers: Badri Dahal
Location: Action for World Development, Sydney, Australia
Date: Feb 2001

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