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James Skene
Bradenton, FL, United States
Climate Zone:
Sub tropical

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PermEco Inc. Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   3/4 Acre Food Forest in North Texas Elisha's Spring - A PermaEthos Farm
Felicia Battle Francisco Rodriguez Jonathan Dempster
Andrew Millison Ben Falk Benjamin Weiss Bill Mollison Darren J.  Doherty Dave Jacke Dave Whitinger Eric Toensmeier Francisco Rodriguez Geoff Lawton Jack Spirko Josiah Wallingford Jude Hobbs Koreen (Cory) Brennan Matt Winters Nadia  Lawton Nicholas Burtner Paul Wheaton rico zook Scott Mann Warren Brush Will Hooker
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About James Skene

I discovered Permaculture quite by accident in 2010 when I was researching electronics plans to utilize solar and wind energy for small outdoor machines, namely decorative landscape enhancements. I became so interested that my school studies in Electronics fell by the wayside and I left the school knowing what it was I really wanted to do when I grew up (I was 42 at the time.)

I researched as much as possible on my own for the next few years and I began planning and making changes to my urban property. I started small. As I continued I began to understand how so many facets of Permaculture fit together to make the entire picture this seamless plan.

I currently focus on tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees with an eye on small urban food forestry. Since I do not currently have acreage to spread out, I am utilizing what I have, where I am. Smaller spaces come with their own unique set of problems and solutions and I learn something from the world around me every day.

I am currently attending the first PDC+ offered by Scott Mann of The Permaculture Podcast. Thanks to him and my fellow students for the support and insight that has come from this experience.



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