making vision manifest
A strong vision becomes reality through the cooperation of a number of people. This effort requires organisation, understanding, communication and grounding. Bringing out the answers for questions like: what does it look like? Who can do what? What will it take? And generating the confidence of "Yes, together we can make it happen" is the core of what I do.
My work in the past has been with four main projects: O.U.R.Ecovillage on Vancouver Island, Canada is a demonstration site for Permaculture and Natural building. My work was the design of buildings, creation of teaching programs and management of construction processes. As a member I am still involved in COOP decisions, as well as forming the partnership with Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage in Cameroon.
With my involvement for two seasons the Garden of Peace Site of Buddha Smiles in Tamil Nadu started annual natural building programs and their first school building.
My work with The Baobab Home in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, produced several structures and the first permaculture map of the site.
Ndanifor Permaculture Ecovillage in Cameroon is most recent project. Here we are designing a learning center and eco-lodge.