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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Climate Zone:
Sub tropical

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Quail Springs Permaculture Gaia University Maya Mountain Research Farm finca de los Perezosos "lazy man´s farm"
Astrid Bohnel Cara  Schuster Jehan de Maille MADRIGAL LYDIA Nicholas Burtner
Astrid Bohnel Christopher Nesbitt Daniel Gair Geoff Lawton henrik haller john douglas
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About Helen Perks

Originally from the UK, I've been travelling, living and working in other countries, mainly in the tropical "economically poorer" world, for over 20 years. I started out in academia, researching and teaching global environmental change, oceanography and climate change. Looking for something more practical and engaged with the world, and after fieldwork in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, I decided to travel and search out ways of learning about and being involved in conservation and people-nature relationships. I spent time in South Asia, E/SE Africa and over 6 years working in Papua New Guinea in local conservation organisations, community environment projects, coral reef conservation and community agriculture.

My time in different countries among different cultures, and my deep interest in the connections between people and nature, as well as a desire to be more involved "hands-on" in contributing to building culture that lives in closer harmony with (the rest of) nature, has led me to do more travelling and look for ways to learn about sustainable living and also how this can be accessible to more people, in particular the rural economically poor.

Knowing that we enter cultures as people shaped by a different one and that that can bring both positive and negative, I'm looking for ways to work together on questions that people have about improving their lives while working with the natural environment around them - to create and learn together what it means to "live well." Currently, after time recently in Guatemala and Nicaragua, this all has brought me to Mexico, where I plan to take permaculture/agroecology courses and learn more about things happening and get involved where I can. Currently, my focus is ecological restoration and habitat regeneration in reforestation and community agriculture.


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Organic agriculture in Mexico

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My Permaculture Qualifications
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Ronaldo Eleazar Lec Ajcot
Other Teachers: Juan Nelson Rojas
Location: La Esperanzita, Nueva Guinea, RAAS, Nicaragua
Date: Feb 2013
Other course unverified
Organic Agriculture, Microbiology, Chromatography, Keyline and Introduction to Permaculture
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Eugenio Gras
Other Teachers: Jairo Restrepo Riviera, Jesus Ignacio Simon
Location: Suelo Feliz, San Juanico, Jalisco, Mexico
Date: Dec 2012
Other course unverified
Analog Forestry
Type: Other
Teacher: Milo Bekins Faries
Location: Londres, Quepos, Costa Rica
Date: Apr 2013
Other course unverified
Food Forest Gardens
Type: Other
Teacher: Ricardo Romero
Location: Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico
Date: Jun 2013

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