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!)
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.