|Kottakarai village, Tamil Nadu, India|
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I was born in south of France and lived in Nice for the first 20 years of my life while traveling around the world and discovering different cultures, especially in Africa.
Being aware of the huge differences of living standards between North and South countries i wanted to be helpful for people in need around the world. At the same time, my need of living closer to a greener environment was urgent.
When i learned about the existence of permaculture it was like finding the tools that i needed to become useful for the world in the way i thought. I did my first PDC in France with Steve Read, then went to travel in India to visit organic farms and be part of permaculture projects like Heal The Soil.
After that I've spent 7 months in Portugal, having a 2nd PDC with Bernard Alonso to learn more about the human permaculture aspect and learning and developing vegetable gardens in different farms, especially in the permaculture farm Varzea da Goncala where i've lived for 5 months. (http://www.varzeavivapermaculture.com/)
I'm now helping in different branches of the tree of Heal The Soil project in India, participating to our monthly introduction to permaculture, developing the farm and a village kitchen garden project and organizing our annual PDC.
Permaculture is for me a way to live while understanding and respecting Nature in all its forms, human included!