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Heiko Vermeulen
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Joined:
16/10/2012
Location:
Santo Stefano di Magra, La Spezia, Italy
Climate Zone:
Mediterranean
Gender:
Male
Web site:
pathtoselfsufficiency.blogspot.com





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Del Monte, Arcola

Del Monte, Arcola

Arcola, IT

Valley of the Roses

Valley of the Roses

Rozovets, BG


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Istituto italiano di permacultura Internatinal permaculture research centre Quinta dos Melros Jawaseri School Garden Project Mountain Steep Permaculture - Permacultura em Declive de Montanha Ananda Gradinka the food forest Ras Jbal Project Common Kettle Farm pian del rosso Casa nella Foresta Ecovillaggio Corricelli Sailchearnach maemutgarden Polar Permaculture Garden Shiraz Vineyard Permaculture Demo Site Quinto do Barbeito Mountain Tranquility Farm
Followers
Angelo Pecere Dimitar Samarxiev Ignazio Schettini Jo Hollander João Gonçalves Lorenzo Costa Macaila Pescud Mihaela Tsarchinska Roberto Marengo Sarvesvara Dasa Sebastiano Borra Sheila Hunkin Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Virginia Rocha
Following
Al Smith Andrea Maiemi Angelo Pecere Aranya Gardens Benjamin Vidmar Berber van Beek Bor Borren Daniel McGough Gaina Dunsire Geoff Lawton Ignazio Schettini João Gonçalves Lesley Byrne Marc Lemmens Mariya Obretenova Mihaela Tsarchinska Mihail Kossev Pietro Zucchetti Sebastiano Borra Sheila Hunkin Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Steve Hanson Ulrika Landin Ute Bohnsack
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About Heiko Vermeulen

Dutch permaculturist cultivating a piece of steep hillside in Liguria along permaculture principles. Keen wild food forager and published author of a guide to wild food.

I took to participating in the moneyed economy, wearing shoes, learning to drive, getting a mortgage and all relatively late in life when I was in my late 20's. After 15 years of doing that, learning useful skills such as how to tie a neck tie, counting money, bullying my way through Central London traffic with a white van, I decided that that wasn't my kind of life after all, sold everything I had, packed my bags and dragged my wife along to live as subsistence farmers on a plot of land in Italy. That was in 2004.

The first few years we struggled against the mighty forces of bramble and bamboo jungles and against the constant threat of landslides. Christmas 2010 we had a catastrophic landslide, which nearly made me give up, but then I discovered permaculture. Now we no longer have problems, just challenges! :).

For 2013 we will be taking on a second project in Bulgaria. How we are going to tackle the logistics of that I'm not sure yet, but will keep you updated...

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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Aranya Gardens,
Other Teachers: Pietro Zucchetti
Location: Scagnello (CN), Italy
Date: May 2012
Other course unverified
Introduction To Cob Building
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Coenraad Roggenman
Other Teachers: James Thomson
Location: Corinaldo, Italy
Date: Jul 2014
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Mediterranean

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