Marina OConnell - Diploma Tutor Profile

Experience, skills and interests
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 

My particular expertise is in soil regeration after industrial farming, Agroforestry and facilitating the design of economically viable farms. I am particulary skilled at detailed knoweldge of organic fruit growing. I am currently involved iwth Small scale grain and milling enterprise. I understand how to include the community and or wellbeing aspects into farms and gardens. I like to carry out the desgins in an interactive and collaberative way, often involving the farmers, growers or community in the design proces itself.  I work as part of a team, so Bob Mehew can help develop buisness plans and cash flow forecasts. Dave Wright can help with the design of green manures, vegetable planning, and machinery requirements. Mark Oconnell and Rachel Phillips help with the wellbeing design and set up. 

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

I am an experienced designer of large scale farms, small holdings, and larger gardens, schools and community gardens. I have created 3 farms of my own, that are run as economically viable enterprises, as well as regenerating the land and biodiveristy on the farm. I have worked with a wide variety of people and facilitated desgins for many differnt groups. My farms ususally have a wellbeing aspect to them wth people and the communtiy involved in some capacity. 

Tutorial information
Taking new apprentices?: 
Yes
Travel: 
Nearest train station Totnes, then there is a cycle path to the farm, we are 3 miles from the train station. WE are also on a bus route.
Default venue for tutorials: 
Apricot Centre, Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington Totnes, Devon TQ9 6AA
Type of tutorial offered: 
both group and individual
Offering tutoring in the following geographical areas: 
In South Devon, Totnes predomintly but can also work via zoom or phone and email.
Diploma Tutor Location: 
Dartington Totnes, Devon
United Kingdom
50° 27' 14.994" N, 3° 43' 12.9504" W
Devon GB