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Hoby Butchart
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate

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Eden Farms Nature Retreat Jiwa Damai Permaculture Center Bali Surfers Without Borders Gap Creek Tree Frog Permaculture Permaculture College Australia Transition Newcastle
Adrian Baiada Federico Lavarias John Mackenzie Pete Blake Reesa Ryan Ronald Eddy Tim Little
Adrian King Deborah Willis Federico Lavarias Geoff Lawton Reesa Ryan Steve Grace Tim Little
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About Hoby Butchart

Born in Northern NSW i grew up till i was ten in a small place called Booyong. We were on 2.5 acres near the remnants of some old flood plain rain forest and on our own land my hippy parents grew veges, kept a cow and planted fruit trees and rainforest trees. My brother and i had lots to climb, massive clumps of bamboo to run around, chooks to chase and dogs to explore with. We frequented Yoga classes and Ashrams and of course the beaches of Byron Bay. After there we moved to Bali to live in the villages outside of Ubud where my parents set up a restaurant based around a cultural encounters concept. My father stayed on for another 20 years building and designing the gardens at The Kupu Kupu Barong resort. His design principle was always to work with the environment and the patterns in nature.
Obviously influenced by my up bringing i began pursuing Permaculture a few years ago first doing a weekend intro with the Milkwood guys and then another intro course with Penny Pyett in 2009 which led me to the PDC with Geoff Lawton in April 2011.
After 10 years as a window cleaner in Sydney my aim now is to move into full time Permaculture consulting with fellow consultants on any project i can get ongoing experience in. Id like to do some aid work in Indonesia down the track and be a part of the growing community creating an institute and perhaps dabble in some teaching.
I'm interested in Bamboo and its usages and like the idea of incorporating it into design as a multi multi purpose resource.


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My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute of Australia
Date: Apr 2011
Other course verified
Introduction to Permaculture
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Penny Pyett
Location: Ryde TAFE Sydney
Date: Jul 2009
Other course verified
Introduction to Portable Saw Milling
Type: Other
Teacher: david spicer
Location: Eden Farms Permaculture
Date: Jan 2011

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