MA (Oxon) FRSA FCIM Dip PermInst
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest:
Many short courses including: Risk Assessment, Health & Safety, First Aid, Agroforestry, Pruning, Grafting, City & Guilds in Electrical Engineering, VQs in Training,and Assessment.
Particularly strong on Forest Gardens and Agroforestry, Food Preservation, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, Transport, Building Construction & Maintenance, Money systems and alternatives, building personal assets. Has mentored over a thousand early stage and start-up businesses. Garden Cottage gets a thousand visitors a year (by appointment only, please!) wghen times allow...
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience:
Large scale regional designs for energy and transport systems. Designs for agroforestry down to forest garden scale systems. Mostly interested in teaching others design skills to enable self-empowerment. Has co-created a charity (Abundant Borders) to work with people experiencing food poverty and encourage local food production through Community Development. Currently working with Dr Elaine Ingham's Soil Food Web designing online courses around Permaculture.