Matthew Lynch 's Profile
Matthew Lynch
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Joined:
04/02/2011
Last Updated:
04/02/2011
Location:
Honolulu, HI, United States
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
Gender:
Male
Web site:
thegreenbackpack.net





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Suvraga Aguyt Co-operative

Suvraga Aguyt Co-operative

Tosontsengel, MN

Food for Life

Food for Life

Port Villa, VU


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Permaculture College Australia Voluntourism: Conscious Permaculture Aloha Mahi'ai The Seed Savers' Network Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands
Followers
Angel Serra Anne Randall Annie Diaz Aurora Winslade Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis David Krüger Denisa Müllerova Deniz Ucok Dennis Edwards Douglas Groenveld Elena Parmiggiani Hunter Heaivilin James R. Diegel Jan Zijlstra Juraj Marcek Kaleo-TeN Justin-Alladin Katy Momo Fox Malia Akutagawa Manuel Gross Mark Crumpton Matthew GLEI Meleana Judd Meruert Zulai Neal Campbell Ole Deschout Richard Perkins Richard Telford Sami email500@gmx.com Sven Horner Tia Meer Tim Auld Ute Bohnsack Vanessa  Jarvis Wendy Howard Win Almazan Zeljko Serdar
Following
Benar Geer Benjamin Fahrer Chief Phillip 'Cloudpiler' Landis Chowgene Koay Danielle Marsden-Ballard Darren J.  Doherty David Krüger Dustin Bajer Geoff Lawton Hunter Heaivilin James B. Melcher IV James R. Diegel Jason Leue Jeff Olsen Jo Morandin Jude Fanton Juraj Marcek Keith D'Agostino Kerry Given Maddy Harland Malia Akutagawa Marcus Spallek Mark Crumpton Meleana Judd Nichole Ross Nick Huggins Ole Deschout Penny Livingston Stark Rhamis Kent Richard Perkins Richard Telford Robyn Francis Sara S'Jegers Sven Horner Tim Auld Vanessa  Jarvis Warren Brush X X
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About Matthew Lynch

Summary:

theGreenBackpack.net [permaculture journeys around the world]

Background:

Spent my twenties building a business, aquiring a small real estate fortune, then promptly losing everything in the GFC.

This gave me a golden opportunity to re-evaluate my life priorities & purpose, and I spent 9 months traveling & living out of my backpack before stumbling into my PDC.

Interests:

* regenerative design, permaculture education, enterprise development & start-up, overseas development & sustainable aid

Highlights:

* 2012 - present, taught first PDCs on Oahu, HI w/ co-instructor Hunter Heaivilin.

* Lead Instructor on 2012's 'Food For Life' PDC in Vanuatu.

* Lead Instructor on 2011's Sustainable Education and Agricultural Learning project in Bayan Ulgii, Outer Mongolia.

* Founded the nonprofit Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design, based in Hawaii to serve the Asia/Pacific region.

* Worked with Southern Cross Permaculture Institute on Mongolia's Inaugural PDC in Zavkhan province 2010.

* Co-developed online course of permaculture study with Southern Cross Permaculture Institute, now taught as part of RMIT University's 'Masters of Wellness' program.

* Built strawbale & lightearth construction projects with longtime permies Rick & Naomi Coleman.

* Contributing writer for PRI.org.au, Permaculture Magazine [UK], TransitionVoice.org, and the Sustainable [R]evolution book project.

*Author of 'Regenerative Business: Beyond Sustainability'.

Updates

'Kaikai fo Laef' (Food For Life), Vanuatu 2012

Shifting cultivation is still widely practised in the rural areas of Vanuatu, where land is cleared, cultivated for a number of years, and left fallow while families move to a new piece of land to repeat the process. After each cultivation period, the soi

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

'Regenerative Business 1.0' free eBook launched 11.1.11

I was invited to speak at TEDxHonolulu last year, and shared the story of my permaculture journeys around the world thus far...

Posted almost 6 years ago (2 comments)

Permaculture project in Mongolia provides low-energy solutions —on Transition Voice.com

We sent Transition Voice a postcard from Mongolia.. and they published it!

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Altaitsudz soum: Large-scale fruit & vegetable production plot

In which we meet a former Kazakh-boxing-champ-turned-farmer and preview his largescale fruit & vegetable production plot on the steppe..

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Extreme cold chicken shelter design in Mongolia

A small, well-designed and fully insulated (including the floor) earthen shelter is sufficient to keep the chickens warm throughout the winter (which can reach minus 40C) without active heating. The site we visited had a small earthen chicken house (app

Posted over 6 years ago (2 comments)

Reforesting the Barrens of bayan Ulgii

Remember the Lorax? All the trees here have been cut down for winter fuel and building materials...

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning (SAEL) Project 2011

...some background information about SAEL, as described by ADRA-Mongolia, the NGO facilitating the project:

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Principles - adapted for Mongolia, Bayan Ulgii

The presentation aims to use local examples to illustrate permaculture principles in action. Photos are from Mongolian Permaculture Project 2010, ranging from the Dornogobi in the south to Tosontsengel in Zavkhan province in the north, and from a visit

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

A Beginners Guide to working in Sustainable Aid & Overseas Development

…and so seven months later I wake up in a ger [yurt], my belly in knots from too much tsu-te-tse [traditional salty milk tea] drunk the night before, and dash outside, into the achingly cold morning and over to the pit latrine at the edge of the hasha

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)

A Beginners Guide to The Edible Garden Revolution

To my surprise, my parents weren’t exactly thrilled that their prodigal son was returning home from his two-week intensive course in the bush to convert their neatly manicured green lawns to a messy, hippy garden they would have to explain to their urbani

Posted over 6 years ago (0 comments)
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