Adam Coates 's Profile
Adam Coates
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Joined:
18/08/2012
Location:
Wilmot, Tasmania, Australia
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Gender:
Male





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SPERI - HEPA FFS - Vietnam
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Alister Mackinnon Brett Collingwood Doris, Sze-chit Cheung Gemma Hurst Jarod Santana Kyle Tengler Mathew Clifford Penelope Kothe Sam Gardner Travis Schreiber
Following
Bill Mollison Byron Joel Gemma Hurst Geoff Lawton joseph lentunyoi Kay Baxter Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton Paul Taylor Salah Hammad Sam Gardner Tim Barker Travis Schreiber Warren Brush
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About Adam Coates

I grew up in rural north west Tasmania and have always loved discovering the wonders of nature. My early work was in the hospitality industry, as a farm hand, and as a labourer/operator in the waste water industry. I always enjoyed understanding how things worked, which led me to studying civil engineering at the University of Tasmania. My dislike of the imbalance between theory and practical forced me to take a break. A road trip through the heart of mainland Australia revealed a passion for solar energy, which led me to studying Renewable Energy Engineering at Murdoch University in Perth, WA. Financial issues led me to accepting a position as a waste water treatment plant operator on a LNG refinery in Karratha WA. This insight into the destructive nature of modern business led me to seek an alternative.

My introduction to Permaculture was at an early age when i found the Permaculture Design Manual. I can remember being extremely interested but i must of been too young to understand the real need. It wasn't until much later in my life, 2011 that i saw Geoff Lawton's "Greening the Desert", this video forced me to question my belief that man was incapable of creating anything as complex and as impressive as nature. The idea that we could assist nature to not only recreate what has been lost, but to evolve new wonders truly inspired me.

I have begun transforming all that i have learned into reality on my families 20 acre block in NW Tasmania, and I am working on setting up some broad acre trials on a friends dairy/cropping farm.

I find myself drawn towards the principles of Holistic Management, the Biological Theory of Ionisation (Dr Carey Reams), and the mixed herbal ley pastures used by Newman Turner, and i endeavor to learn more and implement them where ever i can.

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My Badges
Aid worker I'm male, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
My Permaculture Qualifications
PRI Unverified
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Warren Brush
Other Teachers: joseph lentunyoi
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Jul 2012
Other course verified
Earthworks
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Jul 2012
Other course verified
Urban Landscaping Design
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Aug 2012
Other course verified
Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Aug 2012
Other course verified
Seed Saving
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Kay Baxter
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Aug 2012
Other course verified
Project Aid Worker
Type: Aid Worker
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Sep 2012
Other course verified
Compost Soil Biology & Natural Fertiliser
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Taylor
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Sep 2012
Other course verified
10 week Internship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Kay Baxter, Paul Taylor
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Jul 2012

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