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Grant Van der Merwe
Swakopmund, Namibia
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39 Otavi Street

39 Otavi Street

Swakopmund, NA


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GardenAfrica Chicagoland Permaculture at Townline Design Mokolodi Conservation Park Permaculture Education Garden SouthWoods Design, MN, USA Greening the Desert Project PRI Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast PRI Tap o' Noth Farm, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Festival Beach Food Forest Botterbaksgat Farm Permaculture Durbanville Al Baydha Project City yard project Elisha's Spring - A PermaEthos Farm Picasso Food Forest Sugarloaf Permaculture homestead
Arturo Marroquin Dana Crawford Donovan Wagner Henrique Hedler Isak Shaanika Richard Larson Sven Horner
Alex Kruger Arturo Marroquin Belinda Ross Brad Lancaster Dana Crawford Daniel Brown Daniel Halsey Donovan Wagner Dylan Graves Fabian von Hase Geoff Lawton Guy Miklos Henrique Hedler Isak Shaanika Joshua Finch Lorraine Ciarallo Neal Spackman Neil Bertrando Nina Lawrin Rene Nijstad Richard Larson Simanga Emmanuel Simelane Sue Spies Sven Horner
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About Grant Van der Merwe

I'm am a Chemical Engineer by Qualification, and am currently employed as a metallurgist on a Uranium mine. The current lifestyle (2013) I'm living does not feel right (in terms of Earth Care and overall wellness!)

I started studying agriculture about three years ago, and on my search for propagation techniques I stumbled accross (or was it fate?) permaculture, and have been hooked ever since!! So hooked that I stopped my agricultural studies, until I figured out what I wanted to do!

I took Geoff Lawton's Online PDC and got my certificate in November 2013. I am currently busy designing a house site I am renting (Oct 2013 - Present), and testing out my knowledge on said property. My ultimate goal is to fully implement a permaculture design on a 10Ha property that I purchased in the desert, and to live sustainably off this land within the next 10 years, giving training to surounding households and starting a Permaculture Research Institute of Namibia.


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Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Geoff Lawton's Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
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Geoff Lawton's Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Sep 2013
Other course verified
Permaculture Facilitators Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Belinda Ross
Location: Hope Farm
Date: Oct 2015
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Dry Tropical

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