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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.

I work as a volunteer in Ri-Diamo Reuse Centre and I am the founder of Repair cafe Pavia.


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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