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Kevin Thien
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Kumamoto, Japan
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Warm Temperate
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Guibi Zako Swale Project Université Populaire de Permaculture PermEco Inc. The Panya Project
Alan Sharp Alana Bliss Bronwyn White Byron Nagy Cecilia Macaulay david spicer DJ Swan™ Grifen Hope Hamish Murphy James R. Diegel Jonathan Takeda Bessone Kevin Jarvis Landcraft Permaculture ...... Paul Boundy Luis Horacio Gaioto Mari Korhonen Maria Svennbeck Mark Ermacora Nick Sikorski Nikita Vout rocío aliaga Sasha Ivanovic Scott Barr Sheena Shah Simon Carrier Ute Bohnsack Yasutoshi Koga Zeljko Serdar
Alan Sharp Anton Lo Cecilia Macaulay Christian Shearer crispin moorey Dion Workman Eri Ideta Geoff Lawton Hiromi Matsubara Jesse Lemieux Mari Korhonen Mark Ermacora Michel Fanton Steve Read William Childs Yasutoshi Koga Yoshinori Nakayama
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About Kevin Thien

Trained as a professional Nature guide in Finland, Kevin worked for 6 years in Lapland where he often lectured on the fascinating world of lichens, mosses, liverworts and other organisms striving in an extreme environment, hoping that his clients would understand how small variations can dramatically affect such a sensitive ecosystem.

Willing to be part of the change, he studied to become an environmental engineer. During his studies, he researched on drinking water treatment, dry toilets, and the usage of humanures for growing crops.

It is in 2005 when a classmate lends him "the one straw revolution" that his interests would entirely shift towards farming. He naturally ended hearing of permaculture, and it is only in november 2010, being in the southern hemisphere, that he got the chance to enroll in a PDC course.

More than ever determined to find solutions to the problems of our global civilization, he makes the jump to devote his life to permaculture and the improvement of farming. He decides to follow his dream and quit his job to practicing Natural farming.

Kevin currently lives in the country of his wife, western Japan. He envisions to set up in 2 years a Permaculture and Fukuoka's Natural farming demonstration site, where he would conduct researches and also teach PDC courses.


Permaculture goes on NHK, Japan's National TV

Misumi Ecovillage Saihate, a newly established eco-village in Kumamoto Western japan, goes on Japanese TV and manages to introduce the concept of Permaculture to a wide audience.

Posted almost 12 years ago (5 comments)

Permaculture Week-end workshop

Permaculture Week-end workshops at Misumi ecovillage Saihate, every saturday afternoon, around 4 themes : Soil science, Organic gardening, Permaculture Design and Water harvesting.

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)

Rice harvest

We are busy harvesting delicious organic rice, cared for 157 days with hard manual labour.

Posted over 12 years ago (6 comments)
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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Jesse Lemieux
Location: Zaytuna farm, PRI Australia.
Date: Nov 2010
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