(projects i'm involved in)
I grew up in a small village, so forests and fields have been my playground since I can remember. Luckily I grew up in an environment where buying pesticides and artificial fertilisers was considered spending money you don't have and don't need to spend. Also why buy expensive food at a supermarket if you can grow your own. Very early on I started leaning about medicinal herbs from my mother and grandmother. Herbs were my starting point of fascination with nature. From there on, so it seams, it was inevitable to one day hear about permaculture, learn about it and become fascinated with it. For me it represented a ray of hope for the world. At a moment when I felt trapped in the big machinery that is our society, with all it's wrong doing, it seemed to me that permaculture came up with solutions that you can implement today, starting with your own home. And that's what I'm doing now. Starting at my front door and spreading out.