He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean Islands, South and Central America, Germany, Portugal and Spain.
He has been involved in the organization or co-facilitation of over 25 PDCs and several short courses in various projects and climates around the world. He has learned from some of the Pioneers and Experts of Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture including David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis,Jude Hobbs, Sepp Holzer, Jairo Restrepo, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger, Bernard Declercq (Pebble Garden, Auroville), Rico Zook and Govinda Sharma.
The last few years his focus has been on developing Regenerative Agroecosystems in different climates and has learned directly from Syntropic Agroforestry Pioneer and Founder Ernst Goetsch and his long term students like Namaste Messerschmidt, Felipe Amato and Gabriel Menezes. He received a over 100hour training in Dynamic Agroforestry Systems in Boliva from the Ecotop Team Joachim Milz and Walter Yana. He was also part of a Analog Forestry Training at Belipola the Pioneering Analong Forestry Site in Sri Lanka with the Founder of Analog Forestry Dr Ranil Senanayake. He also was part of two Dynamic Agroforestry Trainings with Dr. Noemi Stadler-Kaulich at the internationally known Ecovillage Community near Berlin called Sieben Linden.To deepen his study about Regenerative Soil Health Management and Composting he participated in a Training with the Internationally recognized Soil Experts Urs Hildebrandt & Angelika Luebke from U.R.S. Landmanagement – United Research For Soil.
He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.
For 3 and a half years he has been living, working and learning in the pioneering 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. 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 and organizer 2 Natural Farming courses and 2 tours with Pioneer Larry Korn in India and Thailand which greatly furthered his international experience and connections.
Currently he is based half of the year in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise at Can Lliure a 100ha Living and Learning Centre for Regenerative Landmanagement Practices and half of the year he spends in Asia supporting different projects and facilitating courses. Recently he also became Farm Manager of the Centre for Regenerative Agroecosystems & Agroforestry on Palawan Island in the Phillipines. His aim is in the process of project management and course facilitation learn more about eco-social life systems design and integrated , regenerative Agroecosystems whilst still supporting various projects in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines and Nepal by co-facilitating and sharing his experience on a grassroots farmer to farmer basis.
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
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!
Many more like-minded individuals all over the world!! A list of a few inspiring projects and people we have been collaborating with
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”