Diploma Tutor Experience
Since 1996 I have been designing and implementing both private gardens and community gardens. From 2000 my focus changed towards Cookes West Wood, the smallholding that I manage with fellow co-members of co-ops - The Land of Roots and Abundant Earth. Here I have been involved with designs for our pasture management, veg box scheme, self foraging hen system, compost / soil fertility system, research design and admin systems.
I also have extensive facilitation and teaching experience. I have designed and delivered events, meetings and courses. I teach the Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Durham and am actively involved in the local Transition Durham group.
I have been the north east Diploma Tutor since 2010, developing a local teacher and diploma group, carrying out LAND tutorials and managing our site, Abundant Earth, as a LAND centre. I am now a Senior Tutor and currently a member of the Diploma Working Group.