*Permaculture design course (PDC), 2010, with Richard Perkins, Leeds, UK.
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest:
*Diploma in permaculture design, 2011-2015. With the British Permaculture Association, UK.
*Permaculture training of teachers (ToT), 2015. With 'Designed Visions', at The Inkpot, Lincolnshire, UK.
*Children in Permaculture facilitators training, (On behalf of the CiP Erasmus project), 2016, Slovenia.
*Diploma tutor training, began 2016 and ongoing. With the British permaculture Association, UK.
*University of Edinburgh, 2006 -2009, Bsc Hons Ecological Science.
*The Open University, 2015, 'Earth in Crisis - Environmental policy in an international context', level 3.
*The Open University, 2017, 'Ecosystems', level 3.
*Gaia University, 2017, 'Creating regenerative livelihoods' certificate 1.
*Forest School leadership training, 2015, Archimedes, UK.
My main specialisation is in permaculture design for children. In 2015 I founded a not-for-profit community interest company to work in schools using permaculture design to re-wild playspaces, create wildlife areas, build growing areas and loads of other stuff! I also work with children and permaculture in after school groups, home school classes and one off immersive weekend/week long childrens events. I run training for teachers on the benefit of school gardens, and how best to creatively integrate permaculture design into the school environment and curriculum.
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience:
Alongside this, I do really enjoy also working with (and spending time with) adults! I strive to create a harmonious and inspired learning environment, and do my best to support my students to be actively involved and engaged in their learning through utilising action learning techniques and a variety of creative teaching styles.
I have experience of permaculture in a range of climates- tropical, mediterranean and temperate. I really enjoy sharing my understanding of permaculture design in ways that can be easily understood, through formal and informal workshops and short courses.