I have studied Management of NGO's at the Faculty of Humanities in Prague (2003-2006) and that brought me to work in environmental NGOs. The introduction agent for me was technical hemp that has showed me all around the relationship between people and nature. Between 2007 and 2009 I was the Director of the Ecocentre Green Station that educated adults and later also pupils about nature protection and sustainable consumerism. In 2009 I entered the field of Permaculture and did my PDC in the Czech Republic under Jaroslav Svoboda. It has changed my life for ever.
Between 2011 and 2012 I volunteered on permaculture farms in Spain and Ireland to see permaculture work in reality. I have learned a lot also about biodynamic agriculture and my practice would be a mixture of the both. I don't have a garden of my own currently an my fingers are green just a little bit, depending on where we live with my husband. So my practical experience ranges from having a farm of an acre of my own, working on farms of others, restoring an urban back yard for two seasons, having only rased beds, having a balcony and currently taking care of someone else's garden.
In 2017 I'm starting a research called Ecosystem services provided by permaculture as a PhD student at the Environment Center of the Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University. My personal interest and curiosity is to help the humanity to find a way of an abundant, sustainable and happy living. My research will deal with the "naturality" of permaculture ecosystems e.g. how much is a permaculture ecosystem close to a healthy natural ecosystem and what does it provide us (or the planet) with. I will be happy for any invitation to connect, chat, take part etc. from any like minded person! Thank you.