Kyle Smith is originally from Swaziland, Africa. In 2005 Kyle practiced horticulture and community living on a kibbutz in Israel where he was inspired to pursue a career in horticulture. During his studies he completed an internship at Soil for Life, a Cape Town based non-profit organization teaching people how to build the soil and grow healthy plants using organic and low-cost methods. After completing his studies in horticulture he worked at Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens in Cape Town, South Africa. His main focuses were conserving indigenous plant species, rehabilitating degraded ecosystems, designing and establishing education gardens on the grounds of the botanic garden. During this time at the botanical gardens he realized the importance of conserving natural ecosystem while providing basic human needs, this interest and learning pathway lead him to the Panya Project Permaculture Education Centre in Northern Thailand.
Kyle spent 3 years as the perennial plant manger and a long-term community member at the Panya where he facilitated Permaculture design courses, organic gardening and natural building workshops; additionally he supervised volunteers, and interns developing and maintaining systems at Panya.
He is currently a nomadic permaculture consultant and teacher; traveling and connecting with Permaculture projects around the world. Kyle is also a designer and consultant for Surplus Permaculture Design, an international collaboration of Permaculture designers.
Kyle is passionate about conserving soil ecosystems, plant propagation and small-scale ecological agriculture.He is working towards empowering people to grow their own food, become more self reliant, and regenerate degraded ecosystem by consulting, designing,on-site implementation and teaching.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Verifying teacher: Nick Tittle
|Other Teachers: Brecht Darimoelson Deriemaeker, Gregory Crawford, Toni Robinson
|Location: Panya Project, Thailand
|Date: May 2013
|1 PDC Graduates (list)
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