I'm a long-time sustainability advocate and have been running a full time permaculture design, drone mapping and orchard care service from my home in Ireland since 2016.
My home and garden is a testing site for many permaculture ideas and methods including: vegetable growing, rainwater harvesting, stream water abstraction and filtration, drone mapping, fruit tree grafting for nursery establishment, grafting to mature trees, plant propagation from cuttings, seed saving, hot compost, solar PV generation, pig & chicken tractor systems, natural building, forest garden guilds and sheet mulching.
I have completed two PDCs, the first one back in 2010 in Devon and the other one in 2015 here in Ireland.
In 2019 I completed a permaculture teacher training course (TPT) and in 2021 obtained my "Train the trainer" certificate.
I teach in-person introduction to permaculture courses and specialist courses on design, orchard care, seedballing, hot-composting and other topics here in the south of Ireland. I've been fortunate enough to be invited to co-teach the design component of two PDC courses in 2019 and 2020, which were wonderful experiences.
I'm available to guest teach on PDCs in Ireland and abroad.
My intention is to apply for certification to be in a position to teach and certify full permaculture design courses.
The immersive experience and sense of community that can be built on a good PDC is a wonderful thing.