Permaculture teacher, designer, food grower, farmer, community organiser, agitator, explorer.
I'm based in Roscommon in the mid-West of Ireland where I'm exploring and applying Permaculture to farming, building, growing, designing, organizing, living. I live and work on and from our family farm with multi-functional woodlands, permaculture-designed food production systems, various animals, my tiny home and lots more....
My interests are diverse! Permaculture for personal (& thus community) development, Compassionate farming, Food growing, Permaculture health & wellness, Spontaneous people-led initiatives, Animal welfare, The Wild!
My passion is life, animals and plants, anything breathing. Questionning the 'status quo', personal empowerment, and all things that support these... (Read more detail on my diploma tutor profile)
I did my first PDC in the U.K with Designed Visions in 2009, while living and working on a permaculture farm in France. I later did an advanced design course with D.V. too, and in 2010 I returned again to successfully completed a 'Training of Permaculture Teachers' course following which I did some apprentice teaching on Permaculture Design Courses in the UK.
I was awarded a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from the UK Permaculture association in summer 2015.
I have been teaching Permaculture in Ireland since 2010, in that time I have been working with community groups, land owners & individuals, facilitating workshops with those who want to learn how to use permaculture to improve the eco-efficiency of their landscapes, work & lifestyles.
I use a creative teaching style, exploring Permaculture through interactive action learning, challenges, hands on practical projects, investigation, reflections & games.
I am also a tutor for people doing a Permaculture Diploma through the UK system.
I've been priviledged to host the annual All Ireand Permaculture Gathering at our farm & I am a part of the core organising group for that wonderful event!
I offer a Permaculture design consultancy service, my Permaculture design experience so far encompasses household, garden (-staple crop food production, edible landscapes, community gardens), small-medium scale farming (human scale, animals, vegetable crops, woodlands) personal (using permaculture to guide personal focus, reflection, efficiency, business/livelihood), community network building, and appropriate scale shelter (low impact, low cost, high efficiency).
I maintain a permaculture related website and blog at www.earthcare.ie