Shane was born and raised on the west coast of the United States. After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy he owned a small remodeling company in Washington State and worked with contractors on a number of commercial and residential projects.
He was moved to investigate permaculture through his understanding about the inherent fragility of the commercialized food system and the need to feed a shrinking planet. He’s taken permaculture and raw food courses in Seattle and had a 400 square foot greenhouse in which to apply some of what he had learned. In 2009 he became a certified permaculture designer after attending a course at Finca Bona Fide. He moved, with his wife to Honduras in 2010, homesteading on the island of Utila and has been building his house, complete with humanure toilet and associated bins. He has been building soils and soil fertility for the past 2 years.
We have three mandala gardens, each 11 meters across, cleared and mulched. We are now growing banana, pineapple, tomato, mango, jackfruit, coconut, almond and 5 verities of citrus We are currently tending to no less than 5 compost piles and venturing into vermicomposting, biochar, and compost teas with the intention of growing the most nutrient dense and vibrant fruits and vegetables in the Bay Islands for ourselves and our clients.