I am currently based at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram in Himachal Pradesh, India, a spot of outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity. The Ashram is transitioning to a Permaculture set up and I have been bestowed the honour to lead the vision and to help it manifest.
During my travels in India I have come to love this incredible country and saddened by the solid grip agricultural evil giants like Monsanto have on the food sovereignty of 1.2 billion people, the mass farmer suicides (over 250.000 commit suicide every year often drinking the very poisons they were given by Monsanto to put on the land) the lack of fresh, organic produce I am inspired to help change this problem and come up with solutions to address it.
I feel passionate about sharing my knowledge to empower locals with the skills needed to grow clean food and help transition to natural food producing systems following Permaculture design ethics and principles.
I am curating a team of skilled and motivated individuals to join me in the creation of a small community. The vision is to design and implement a food forest, expand on the existing organic farm and add a tree nursery and seed bank. To help achieve these goals I shall be co-running internationally accredited 72 hour PDC’s (Permaculture Design Certificate courses), with a focus on Food Forests and Social Permaculture to help shift the current paradigms of scarcity and fear in people, and initiate change grass roots up.
This autumn from September 5th till the 17th 2017, we are starting the season with the first course of its kind on Yoga and Permaculture that merge the two philosophies into a unique learning opportunity. Spaces are limited so please get in touch if you’re interested in taking part.
We are currently looking for two motivated assistants that have completed their PDC and wish to further their knowledge in teaching and learning to help with the Permaculture and Food Forest sessions. Please get in touch if this is you!