I studied Geography and Philosophy at the University of Montana, where I was first introduced to the concept of Permaculture. I went on to spend 6 months WWOOFing in New Zealand, specifically choosing to work on permaculture projects.
When I finally returned to England, it didn’t take me too long to learn that there were full design courses that I could get involved in, and I was lucky enough to attend one when my daughter was 9 months old. I enrolled onto the diploma pathway straight away, and my baby grew into a child amidst my various projects. I completed my diploma in October 2011, and was voted onto the board of trustees of the Permaculture Association at about the same time.
I moved to Exeter in Devon, where I am involving myself with their Transition group, and teaching Permaculture through Introductory courses and short workshops.
I participated in the Training of Teachers course coupled with the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Qualification, at the Inkpot in August 2012. I then went on to complete the Permaculture Tutor Training with Chris Dixon in November 2012, and I am currently taking on new apprectices for the Permaculture Diploma.