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Oscar Torres
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ARLINGTON, Virginia, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

El Expejo - Permacultura

El Expejo - Permacultura

Apaseo el Alto, MX


(projects i'm following)

Mexico Corn - Demonstrating a Soil Microbiological Approach Ruta Ahimsa - Mexico Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   Es facil ser Verde The 6 moons bio intensive food garden Mini-Granja familiar "Tierramor" Bosque Village Granja Tlicuilli Cualti México Huerto Colmena Gaia University Universidad Gaia Permacultura en le deierto Rancho Sol y Mar Tierra del Sol Future Roots - An alternative education center for art, music, culture, sports and sustainability Casa Caracol Tulum Yucatan Permaculture Experiment Zirkeldreher Garten Schneeberghof Permanatuurtuin (perma nature garden) Casa SustentaTesta Urban Permaculture Research Center in Mexico Quinta do Vale Permakultur Lern- und Lehrgarten für Kinder
Associação Ecochannel Blake Kirby Carolyn Payne-Gemmell Cristián Lávaque Dana Crawford Dusty Hicks gaurav Gurjar George Fulton Griselda Servin Hannes Dettmann James R. Diegel Jan Braheny Jared Stanley Jeinny Solis Jennifer Wadsworth Joe May Jonathan Dempster Juan Braun Karl Duffie Kelli Smith Leslie Karenina Rodríguez Saro Acosta Lisa Duncan Marcos Emmanuel Pérez González Mark Domingo Martin Lindstrom Michael Tsyganov Paige Adams Tayde Gómez Solís Tigran Kuchatyan Wendy Howard Wendy Lally
Adam Shep Alejandro Bustamante Hernandez Alejandro Chellet Andrew Langford Andrew Millison Astrid Bohnel Blake Kirby Bonnie Freibergs Brian Fey Byron Joel Carol Garretson Chairity  Waugh Christoffer Zirkeldreher Cristián Lávaque Dana Crawford Daniel Gair Daniel Halsey Dennis Edwards Doug Weatherbee Dusty Hicks Fernando Romero gaurav Gurjar Geoff Lawton geoffroy godeau George Fulton Griselda Servin Guillermo Hernan  Pierri Heloisa Dinsmore Holger Hieronimi Hombres de Maíz Javier Leal Javiera Carrion Jeinny Solis Jennifer Wadsworth Jonathan Ries Julie Cassard Leslie Karenina Rodríguez Saro Acosta Liora Adler Lisa Duncan Marcos Emmanuel Pérez González Martin Lindstrom Matt Powers Pablo Ruiz Richard Perkins Robert Knops rolf giesemann Santiago Rubio Merodio Simon Echecopar Tayde Gómez Solís Uriel Lozada view all(54)
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About Oscar Torres

I think it was when I was studying music in Mexico that I first thought about opening an Open Source School, where people that has low or no income just come in and exchange services for education. I feel closer every day to that project thanks to this wonderful tool-box that Permaculture has been to me.

When I was on my last year of high school I got in love with music but I have always been surrounded by friends that are either healers or doctors, that is when I learn how to teach vocal technique, which I spice with Reiki, Yoga, Music Therapy and digital audio recording. I studied also culinary technique in Ecuador in 2010 at the Asociación de Chefs de Ecuador. I worked for a Mexican events company in Germany and I am building a Permaculture touristic-demonstration-educational project in México. For all this I go with one of the resilience principles: one element perform many functions.

In December 2011, I acquired a piece of land in Drylands Hot-arid in Guanajuato, Mexico. I started planting organic and next thing I found myself surrounded with Permaculture and water harvesting books. At that time I started to experiment on paper and on the plot back in Mexico. Since then I spend every winter adding features to it. (see a copy of my project document here: http://linkedin.com/pub/oscar-torres/a0/89b/b26)

In 2013 I got my Permaculture Design Certificate by Geoff Lawton, and that was when the fun started. Simply by changing the way I see the problem: as a solution and of course by building community.


"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein


Help surveying a place near Samalayuca, Chihuahua in Mexico

Permaculture design 20ha about 52km from el Paso Texas.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Rainwater harvesting, Earthbag construction, Zone 1 designing

Volunteer in El Expejo in February 2014

Posted about 10 years ago (1 comments)

Earth-bag construction, infiltration swales, Zone 1 designing.

Volunteer in February 2014 in México

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)

Reservoir | 01.12.2012

Reservoir made on October 2012

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)

First Organic Harvest at EL ESPEJO

Flor de Junio and Pinto Beans harvested

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)


What do you guys recommend as organic pests control?

Posted over 12 years ago (3 comments)


Here are the news of what we are doing. We are pretty happy to announce that we just planted for the first time 4 has of Frijol flor junio in El Espejo and it is doing pretty well.

Posted over 12 years ago (1 comments)

Looking for advise in permaculture design?

Consultations on-line free of charge for 2013

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Type: Other
Teacher: Ricardo González
Location: Tierra Firme - Manzanilla de la Paz Jalisco
Date: Dec 2012
Other course verified
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: on-line
Date: Aug 2013
Other course unverified
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Hombres de Maíz
Other Teachers: Rodrigo Lañado
Location: CASA DE MAIZ: desviación a cuevas S/N Col. Santa Catarina de Cuevas Guanajuato; Guanajuato.
Date: Dec 2012
Pri verified
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: on line
Date: May 2013
Other course verified
Reading the Landscape Course
Type: Other
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: on-line
Date: Jul 2014
Other course verified
Permaculture Gardening
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Matt Powers
Location: on-line
Date: Dec 2017
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Verifying teacher: Matt Powers
Other Teachers: Dr. Elaine Ingham, Cuahutemoc Villa, Darren Doherty, Stefan Sobkowiak, Peter McCoy, John D. Liu
Location: https://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/course-signup/the-advanced-permaculture-student-online
Date: Apr 2018
5 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
1 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Oscar Torres
0 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Oscar Torres has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Dry Tropical
Semi Arid

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