|Canberra, ACT, Australia|
(projects i'm involved in)
My background is in ecology, mainly native wildlife and natural systems. I've worked as an ecologist for government and in private practice. My passions are ecological systems and human well-being.
I was first introduced to the concept of the agri-ecosystem and Permaculture by a particularly enlightened lecturer (Leigh Davison) at Southern Cross University in 1999, and immediately saw that this was the way to farm and manage land, as opposed to the input-output based agriculture i'd studied at high school. However, at the time i was far very focused on learning about native wildlife and ecology, and it wasn't until 2006 that i finally undertook a PDC and began my learning journey in ecological land management at broader scales.
Since then i've experimented with my own systems at home, visited a lot of properties implementing Permaculture design, undertaken quite a few short courses and read on topics from biological farming to social ecology.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Verifying teacher: Rick Coleman|
|Other Teachers: Campbell Wilson|
|Location: Southern Cross Permaculture Institute, Leongatha South, Victoria, Australia|
|Date: Dec 2006|