SteveMarquis - Main Profile
Hi, We're a fledgling permaculture based home in the far North of Scotland. We're members of a small community of individuals with a permaculture interest (with and without PDCs) in this patch (Caithness and Sutherland) in which we've formed a self-help group. We have a Facebook Group here and a Facebook Messenger Group here.
My educational permaculture biography is presently short but my permaculture journey has been long. I first came into contact with permaculture in the early 80s by a chance conversation with a friend who had spent some time travelling in and around Australia.
I've read Bill Mollisons books, watched various of his TV programmes & PDCs. I've gone on to read, study & watch Patrick Whitefield, Geoff Lawton & others and it's taken an age to formalise my knowledge by taking my PDC. I had the great pleasure of taking part in the first sponsored Permaculture Scotland Design Course in Orkney where I've formalised my permaculture learning through gaining a PDC under the expert tutelage of Graham Bell, Mark Shipperlee and Casper Lampkin. I'm now consolidating that experience on my own land and in starting to teach (they say the best way to learn is to teach).
I'm presently developing an Introduction to Permaculture course in Caithness where we have a venue at Thurso Grows (a community garden) and eventually my own site. I hope to add to that by aiding and abetting the odd PDC along the way, building my own site as a demonstration centre and developing my educators credentials further, more of which eventually below.
Finally I've been representing the Permaculture Association from the Scottish perspective by running their Twitter account, co-managing their Facebook page & Facebook group which I encourage you to join. I've also been working at promoting #52ClimateActions via their website www.52climateactions.com & I'm a member of the Events Team.
If you're up here or visiting Caithness and Sutherland do get in touch.