Ben Patrick - Main Profile
I'm a permaculture gardener, farmer, teacher and consultant. in 2017, I have successfully completed a 3, 6 and 12 month internship program with Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm, home of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. I'm an accredited “International project manager” by PRI Australia and in process for UK teacher accreditation.
After my certification I worked over 2 years in Laos PDR where I was involved in many sustainability projects:
For detailed insight into the projects, please check out https://www.ecoasia.fr/permaculture-design-consultancy
Project work experience
- The Namkhan Project, Luang Prabang, Laos PDR (1 year Project management contract) Ecolodge and permaculture farm proposing a set of Nature related activities
- Pullman Hotel (5 Star Hotel), groupe ACCOR, the permaculture garden experience. 6 months consultancy contract to build up a permaculture garden and guest experience at the hotel
- Pha Tad Ke, Botanical Garden, Luang Prabang, Laos: many consultancy missions leading to the implementation of a ethnical related permaculture farm, in reference to the main 3 ethic groups of Laos to use as a demonstration site for local farmers.
- Eco Asia: project founder of a web-based platform promoting sustainability projects in SE Asia. This platform is also hosting permaculture courses and consultings.
- GIZ (German Cooperation Agency), Handle with Care Program, 6 months Consultancy mission to help to implement an organic farm coop by working close with a group of farmers and hospitality businesses
I also gained a lot of teaching experiences:
- PDC co-teaching and internship management with Howard Story from PRI Asia and Thailand in 2018
- 1 & 2 DAY permaculture trainings with ECOASIA in Luang Prabang Laos
- TOT trainings at Pha Tad Ke, the botanical garden of Luang Prabang, Laos PDR
Other paid consultancy missions:
- Lennox Community Garden: Zaytuna Farm Interns, Geoff Lawton, Australia
- Vans Property: Zaytuna Farm Interns, Geoff Lawton, Australia
- El Cabrizal, Andalousia, Spain, (online consultancy)
- Green Mango Farm, Luang Prabang PDR
- Nakai Paradise Farm, Nakai, Laos PDR
I also have an Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Management and A Bsc Degree in Hospitality management.