Proud mother of two wonderful boys. I did my MA in archaeology (2007-2010) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada). I also am co-founder of GAIA (the Group for Archaeological Interpretations and Analysis), a cooperative which offers specialized analyses in archaeology. I also am an instructor at Les Primitifs (www.lesprimitifs.com), a wilderness survival and awareness school in Quebec.
I am a hiker, I love gardening, cooking, horseback riding, dancing and crossfitting.
I came to be interested in permaculture through a process of finding meaning to my work. Archaeology is amazingly interesting, but I needed something more concrete than just creating knowledge, which I felt was what I was doing. I started gardening, than reading on organic gardening, and from there, found the word "permaculture". It changed my life! Then, through permies.com, I heard of the Permaculture Reasearch Institute in Australia, and Geoff Lawton of course. Their amazingly well informed, clear-minded, sound approach fascinated me. I felt I could become part of it. It connects the dots of all I have learned so far, culture, landscape, people, places, ancient worlds and technology... But gives this knowledge a concrete application, and makes me feel I can work to make the world a better place.
I completed my PDC certificate at the PRI (Australia) in 2013, and am currently working at creating the first permaculture center in Quebec, dedicated to research, education, and promotion of permaculture in boreal climates. It will be operational during the summer 2014.
« Un bon abri apporte non seulement le confort et la sécurité, mais un sentiment d'appartenance et une fondation solide pour la vie. C'est l'endroit où nous pouvons plonger nos racines dans la terre. » - Tom Brown Jr.
Creation of the St-Felix-d'Otis ecovillage, and of the Boreal Permaculture Research Centre (BPRC), St-Félix-d'Otis, Saguenay, Qc, Canada. Residential lots for sale now, adjacent to the land occupied and developped by the BPRC. The Ecovillage inhabitants
Currently and officially working on the creation of the first permaculture research center in the province of Quebec.
|Permaculture Design Certificate|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton|
|Location: Online (but from PRI)|
|Date: Jun 2013|