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Thiago 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 Thiago Torres

I think it was when I was studying music in Mexico that I first thought about opening a Trade School, where people who have low or no income just come in and exchange services for education. I feel closer every day to that project thanks to this wonderful toolbox that Permaculture has been to me.

When I was in my last year of high school I fell in love with music but I have always been surrounded by friends who are either healers or doctors, that is when I learned audio recording and vocal technique. A few years later, I started teaching vocal technique. I enhance that experience for my students with Reiki, Yoga, Music Therapy, and digital audio recording. I also studied culinary technique (Commis de Cuisine) in Ecuador in 2010 at the Asociación de Chefs de Ecuador. I worked for a Mexican Music & Catering Service in Germany and I am building a Permaculture demonstrative-educational project in Rural México. For all this, I go with one of the resilience principles: "interactive diversity", a network of diverse elements connected through positive interactions.

In December 2010, I acquired a 5ha plot in Drylands Hot-arid Guanajuato, Mexico. I started planting organic and the next thing I found myself surrounded with Permaculture and water harvesting books. Then I decided to take a PDC with Geoff Lawton in 2013. Later on, I took another PDC with Matt Powers in 2018. In the beginning, I started to draw the design on paper and implement it on the plot back in Mexico. Since then I have spent almost every summer or winter refining the design. (see a copy of my project document here: http://linkedin.com/pub/oscar-torres/a0/89b/b26)

The turning point for me was in 2013 when I got my Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton. I learned that just by changing how we look at the landscape and climate and learning from them we can start providing solutions for the problems we see. Positivism and cooperation are the first principles of how natural systems work and evolve. Pattern understanding. Grow your knowledge of the problem, and connect the elements. Use the excess of a product as a resource. Provide the environment for the elements to deliver their work. The elements in the landscape want to serve, we observe in a meditative state so our interactions are more beneficial and efficient.

"All the problems of the world can be solved in a garden" -- Geoff Lawton
"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 almost 10 years ago (0 comments)

Rainwater harvesting, Earthbag construction, Zone 1 designing

Volunteer in El Expejo in February 2014

Posted over 10 years ago (1 comments)

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

Volunteer in February 2014 in México

Posted over 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 almost 13 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 almost 13 years ago (1 comments)

Looking for advise in permaculture design?

Consultations on-line free of charge for 2013

Posted almost 13 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 Thiago Torres
0 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Thiago Torres has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Dry Tropical
Semi Arid

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