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Martin Bastide
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Auroville, India
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Wet/Dry Tropical
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Borneo Permaculture Farm Project
Elisa Noorduijn Eric Ziebart Govinda Sharma Journeaux Jade Kerstin Schmitz Matthew Krajewski Paige Adams Rosie Harding Sarvesvara Dasa Thomas ROSSI
Aiyub Torin Bernard Alonso Chris Mansergh Eric Ziebart Geoff Lawton Matt King Melissa Loh Nishaank Khanna Roman Eisenkoelbl Sion Zivetz steve cran yvan cavailles
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About Martin Bastide

I was born in France in a small village in the alpes and lived there until I was seventeen. Then I have moved a lot and lived in various places such as Canada, Caribean (Martinique), Indonesia, UK, Vietnam, La RĂ©union.

As far as my background is concerned, I have studied anthropology for eight years and have also a training in humanitarian project management.

In 2010 I quit my studies to get involved in organic farming. First, I have worked as a project manager for project of System of Rice Intensification in South Vietnam. At that time I researched different system of integrated farming such as the vietnamese VAC and eventually came across the concept of permaculture.

The holistic approach of permaculture attracted me straight away and I decided to do a PDC as soon as possible. I found on the net a project in India (Heal the Soil) that offered internships and PDC's.

So, I started my journey into the fascinating world of permaculture in Decembre 2012. After completing a PDC, I have been volunteering at Sapney farm, the heart of Heal the Soil project for over a year (untill march 2014). There, alongside other apprentice permaculturists, we have tried to develop a demonstration and learning center for small scale tropical permaculture.

At the same time, I have been volunteering in a beautiful project called Pebble Garden. Located in Auroville, India, it is a 7 acre project dedicated to the regeneration of the endemic Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest and the conservation of heirlooms vegetable seeds.

Back to France for a few months, I have been engaged in designing my parents garden, a 6000 m2 piece of and co teaching in a PDC with Doug Crouch and Roman Eisenkobl in northern Spain. Back to India in late 2014 to co-teach a PDC alongside Rico Zook and Roman Eisenkobl, I have then been involved (still with Rico) in designing an 11 acres farm located Kodaikanal. Since May 2015, I have joined the Terrasoul Community Project, located in Auroville, India, where I have been asked to design the 7 acres farm as well as to manage the farm activities.


PDC in the Himalya

Come and join us for a PDC in the Himalya

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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
PDC plus
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Bernard Alonso
Location: Kottakarai, India
Date: Feb 2013
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Bernard Alonso
Location: Auroville, India
Date: Feb 2014
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Govinda Sharma
Location: Auroville, India
Date: Mar 2014
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Doug Crouch
Location: Spain
Date: Oct 2014
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Climate Zones
Martin Bastide has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical

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