|Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway|
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Originally from Cleveland, OH USA, and I have completed my Associates in Specialized Tech from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Pittsburgh, PA in 1998. In 2005 I decided leave the States and move to Sabah, Malaysia in Borneo, to teach English, as well as teaching cooking and working in a restaurant there for 6 months. After that, I worked on expedition cruise ships going to the high Arctic and Antarctic Polar regions and had a fantastic time travelling all over the world.
From 2008, I started to work in Longyearbyen and since 2012, I have been the head chef at Svalbar Pub,AS the "northern most" pub in the world. Being an island, everything has to be flown in, so one day I got the idea to grow my own things and get the freshest products possible. I have designed my own polar hydroponic garden and now I can enjoy the freshest vegetables and herbs without flying everything up like most people do on the island.
Only after I started my garden did I find out about permaculture, so now I am also planning to take my PDC course from 26 August until 8 Sept here:
and I am also signed up on 19 September to do the Diploma course after that here:
I am really excited about the future and can totally see how permaculture applies to every aspect of my life. Thanks for your time and have a great day!
"Northern Most" Permaculture Project in the world...
What's been up with us? Well take a look and see for yourself :)
We planning and organising a PDC course 500 miles away from the north pole... Would you come and Learn in the high-Arctic?
Meet and greet planned at Polar Perma Garden on 08.02.2014 from 11:00 until 12:00
Was on Holiday from 8 August until 10 September so finally got the Garden back up and running
Earned my PDC from Ben Falk in Vermont
|Applied Permaculture Design Course|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Verifying teacher: Ben Falk|
|Other Teachers: Jenny Pell, Sean Dembrosky, Trevor Newman, Mark Angelini, Erica Koch, Cornelius Murphy|
|Date: Aug 2013|
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