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Dan Harris-Pascal
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Joined:
30/04/2011
Last Updated:
01/05/2011
Location:
Australia
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
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Male





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About Dan Harris-Pascal

I grew up in the Southern Tablelands in Australia and was introduced to gardening and permaculture principles by my neighbors at the age of 12. I followed this passion for plants and studied Ecology and Botany at my local university. Fed up with the simplistic models of science I applied for a horticulture internship at the National Tropical Botanic Garden in Kaui'i which focused on Tropical Horticulture and Ethnobotany.
When I returned to Australia I worked briefly for an indigenous ranger program in Arnhem land but was quickly disillusioned by the "environmental care" program of poisoning weeds, shooting feral animals and lighting fires and the lack of agency provided to traditional owners by the government.

I decided to get a ticket in Permaculture to reengage with it as a design science and have been powering forward ever since. I have designed and teach in a school garden in Yarralumla where I grew up and its been a great joy involving children in food production and experience based permaculture learning. Further I run workshops in the garden for the local community and sell and produce useful plants. yarralumlaschoolgarden.wordpress.com

Both my parents were teachers and they have imparted to me the skill of knowledge transfer. I am starting to teach more adult learners practical horticulture and permaculture skills, such as grafting and seed saving. I also have begun teaching the areas I am most familiar with on PDCs such as ecology, soils and the function of trees. I hope to continue practicing my skills and abilities building compost and propagating plants and to continue to teach others for the great reskilling.

My aim is to apply permaculture design to large scale land repair to prevent erosion and revitialise streams and waterways.

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Seasonal courses in Sydney

Practical courses in Sydney this June to get you growing.

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Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm
Date: Apr 2010
Verified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: John Champagne
Other Teachers: Phil Gall
Location: Canberra
Date: Apr 2011
Other course verified
Earthbag Building
Type: Other
Teacher: Niel Decker
Location: Mudgee
Date: Mar 2011
Other course unverified
Horticultural and Ethnobotanical Internship
Type: Internship
Teacher: Gaugau Tavana
Location: Kauii
Date: Sep 2008
Other course verified
Creating a Food Forest
Type: Gardening
Teacher: X X
Location: Mulloon Creek
Date: Jun 2010

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