After practising horticulture and community living on a kibbutz in Israel when Kyle was 20, he was inspired to pursue a career in horticulture. During his studies, he completed an internship at Soil for Life, a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation empowering people to grow food and create healthy soil.
Kyle went on to work at Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, where his primary focuses were conserving indigenous plant species, rehabilitating degraded ecosystems and designing and establishing education gardens on the grounds of the botanic garden. Kyle was later the perennial plant and nursery manager at Panya Project, Thailand, where he spent three years facilitating numerous permaculture design courses, organic gardening courses and designing and co-coordinating the volunteer and internship program.
He is currently living in southern Portugal, consulting and teaching for Surplus Permaculture Design. Kyle is passionate about conserving soil ecosystems, plant propagation and small-scale ecological agriculture. He hopes to empower people to grow their own food, become more self-reliant, and regenerate a degraded ecosystem through his unique teaching style and depth of knowledge.