I am 20 years old and grew up on the Gold Coast, spending my first twelve years in the hinterlands and the rest in an urbanised beach suburb. I had no prior experience to farming or permaculture and next to none in the garden.
I guess I have always wanted to do permaculture but was unaware of its existence until very recently. I attended the July 2015 PDC at PRI Australia, taught by Salah Hammad and Dave Spicer, and stayed an extra month on Geoff and Nadia Lawton's Zaytuna Farm as a WWOOFer to put the theory into practice.
I am now WWOOFing on a vineyard in a cool/cold temperate climate for a fellow student from the PDC, developing skills and helping to establish permaculture principles on an already organic property. I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience in permaculture and am eager to reach the point where I can competently educate others.