Roman Eisenkölbl, A semi-nomadic Tree Planter, Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 9 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.
He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Portugal and Spain. He has been part of 20 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses .He has learned from some of the Pioneers and Experts of Permaculture including David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis,Jude Hobbs, Sepp Holzer, Ernst Goetsch, Jairo Restrepo, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger, Bernard Declercq (Pebble Garden,Auroville), Rico Zook and Govinda Sharma He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.
For 3 years he has been living, working and learning in the Ecovillage in Auroville, India and visiting,advising and volunteering at countless other projects in South East Asia. He spent 6 months doing a Practical internship program at the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, Australia, where he deepened his experience and studies in the field guided by PRI Teacher Tom Kendall. During his time in Australia he spend time in Crystal Waters (the first Ecovillage designed with Permaculture Principles),has been inspired by Permaculture Pioneers like Max Lindegger and Robyn Clayfield as he has been part of the monthly Crystal Waters Permaculture Village Markets several times.Recently he has been deeply involved with organizing together with an international Team the Pre IPC India Permaculture Teacher Training and PDC in India with a total of over 100 participating students from over 30 countries which greatly furthered his international experience and connections.
Currently he is based in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise at Can Lliure a 100ha Living and Learning Centre for Regenerative Landmanagement Practices. In the process of project management learn more about eco-social life systems design and integrated Agroecosystems whilst still supporting various projects in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal by co-facilitating and sharing his experience.
My current Permaculture definition:
A design system and problem solving approach with universally applicable ethics & principles for regenerativelife systems design & management.
For me Permaculture is a toolbox to see connections in nature, integrate resources and utilize them to their full potential to create regenerative systems. Permaculture -a holistic & regenerative Ecosystem Design Toolbox,that helps us to maximizes the human potential to the fullest,to find our niche or function in the living system and live in harmonious beneficial relationships with nature.
Regenerative systems use natural processes to provide resources for people care and land care at the same time as returning a fair share back to the ecosystem to facilitate healing.
Preserving indigenous knowledge and blending in modern and scientific methods empowers us to become liberated from the uncertain environments of the global market. Permaculture opens your mind and you become aware of the Patterns that are working all around you, in the environment you live in and that you share with billions of other creatures, organisms, plants and trees.
Kate has been an educator with a strong passion for Nature, Ecology, Languages, Art and Yoga for over 8 years.
Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa her love for nature began at an early age. She spent most of her adult life living and traveling around the world, whilst working as a teacher of children, adults and family groups.
Greatly inspired by buddhist philosophy, mindfullness, meditation and yoga, she completed a teacher training course (Hatha-vinyasa) in Barcelona in 2013 and now enjoys offering yoga classes during Permaculture courses and at projects where she volunteers.
She spent the last 3 years “living Permaculture” and re-skilling as a volunteer at various projects, including Gaia Ashram and Gaia School Asia in Thailand, Pebble Garden and Sapney Farm in India, and The Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. With Soil*Sun*Soul she has organized, assisted and co-facilitated various Permaculture Design Certificate Courses.
As a long-term volunteer at Gaia Ashram in Thailand and has been part of the facilitation team on 2 residential internships based on EcoVillage Design Education. She was also a core team member for Gaia School Asia during an eco-educational journey,”The Spirit of The Mekong” offering Nature Connection Programs and developing the learning materials for children and youth in Laos and Thailand in 2015.
In 2013 she participated in a Nature Connection/ Deep Ecology Workshop in Bir, India, and has co-facilitated various Nature Connection exercises at Gaia Ashram and during 3 Permaculture Design Courses. She believes by connecting the heart and mind to nature, we form a deep commitment to change, and become deeply committed to positive and sustained actions.
Kate is also the author of “Reflections on a Turning World”- a collection of poetry, travel writing and reflections, and author-illustrator of “The King and The Tree/El Rey y el Arbol” –a colourful, bilingual book teaching children to see connections in nature.
She is currently based in Spain where she co- organizes and co-facilitates various courses, practices yoga and meditation, and aims to live simply.
She is enthusiastic and passionate about creating connections, community solutions, and using Permaculture design as a positive lifestyle tool! She hopes soon to have the skills and conditions to create a learning and model site that can inspire a simpler, low-impact lifestyle! She believes another way IS possible!
Friends and Collaborators:
Many more like-minded individuals all over the world!! A list of a few inspiring projects and people we have been collaborating with
- Govinda Sharma – Permaculture Pioneer from Nepal : http://www.organichasera.org
- Rico Zook – Permaculture Teacher & Consultant from the USA: http://i-permaculture.org
- Doug Crouch – Permaculture Teacher & Conslutant – http://treeyopermaculture.com
- Bernard Alonso – Permaculture Pioneer from Canada – http://www.permacultureinternationale.org
- Walter Mugove Niyka from Re Scope Programm Malawi – http://www.seedingschools.org
- Christopher Walker of Pa Nthunzi in Malawi
- Tom & Om from Gaia Ashram Thailand – http://gaiaschoolasia.com/gaia-school-asia-ashram
- Mas Pujou Team in La Garrotxa Spain – https://www.facebook.com/mpujou
- Ernst Götsch – Agroforestry Legend and Pioneer – http://agendagotsch.com
- Sion & Trudy from Analog Forestry Centre Belipola in Sri Lanka – http://www.belipola.com
- Bernard & Deepika from Pebble Garden Auroville – http://pebblegarden.org
- Ras John Cresswell from Permacultura Granada – http://granadapermacultura.blogspot.com
- Yehonatan Drami from Pranamera, Israel – http://www.yehonatand.com
- Joey from Jungle Oasis in Arambol,Goa – http://thejungleoasispermacultureproject.org
- Karen and Ryan from La Loma Viva,Spain – http://www.lalomaviva.com
- Asanga Namal Jayasinghe from Sri Lanka – http://www.powerplantorganic.com/
- Larry Korn, USA – http://www.onestrawrevolution.net/
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot Zitate