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Anton Lo
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Odo, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan
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Odo, Itoman, JP

Ashley Barr Cecilia Macaulay Clea Chandmal crispin moorey Eden Gal Eri Ideta Helder Valente Hongyun  Wu Irwin Dulan II James R. Diegel Kevin Thien Rebekah Copas Samuel LUCIER Tim Harris Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Willi Paul
Clea Chandmal Doug Weatherbee Geoff Lawton Helder Valente Jude Fanton Malia Akutagawa Tammy Turner Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
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About Anton Lo

I'm a recent PDC graduate who has the burning desire to practicing permaculture anywhere and everywhere, starting off with home. Currently, my main focus is on building soil and growing biomass on the residential property my family and I rent here in Okinawa, Japan.

I'm transitioning from an environmentally neutral/destructive job (helping sell mass produced furniture) to doing permaculture work. I am keen to get a system set up that is providing for the needs of my family. From there, I hope to spread permaculture to others through design consultation and perhaps education as well.

My family and I are in Okinawa indefinitely and may move somewhere else in a year or so, hopefully to settle down in order to establish a solid, functioning, PERMANENT home and permaculture system (my hopes, not necessarily my wife's hopes at the moment). Places we are considering are Hawaii, Australia, and perhaps back to the high desert of the American Southwest, where my heart still seems to be. Staying in Okinawa is also a possibility, as permaculture is certainly needed here and I'm sure that Okinawans would be quick to adopt more sustainable practices once aware of them.

I am very interested in doing aid work and am working hard to increase my skills via extensive reading as well as through hands-on work, so that I can have something of value to offer.

It would be great to network with permaculture people here!

I have studied natural building, reading many books and visiting buildings themselves (Cob, earthships, adobe houses, timber frame with clay/straw fill) and have taken a workshop on timber framing. I also have woodworking skills and am a graduate of a prefectural woodworking program here in Okinawa. I was really getting into building wooden surfboards, both hollow boards and alaias, but then the surf mat made itself known to me and I haven't made a wooden board since.

I've lived in several different parts of the world, including temperate, arid, tropical, and now sub-tropical climates. Too bad it took me 28 years to discover permaculture- I could have been studying all those different climates in depth all that time! Better late than never, I guess.


Bamboo Trellising

Setting up a bamboo trellis on the cheap

Posted about 13 years ago (2 comments)

Dervaes Family Trademarks Urban Homestead

The seemingly respectable people behind "Path to Freedom" have done something pretty lame

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Fake it Until You Make It

Thoughts on starting where you are, with what you have, despite doubts and apparent obstacles. Moving on from a steady "job".

Posted over 13 years ago (6 comments)

The Soil Foodweb

Starting to study the soil, in depth...

Posted over 13 years ago (4 comments)

Herb Spiral

Spiral constructed of salvaged materials

Posted over 13 years ago (1 comments)
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Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
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PDC course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Hong Kong
Date: Dec 2010

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