Mayi Lekuona

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About me

I’m a Basque permaculture designer with a passion for ecology, environmental conservancy, education and zero waste movement. My curiosity and eagerness to learn have lead me to very diverse experiences. I first discovered Permaculture in 2010, when we bought our first house near Rimouski, Québec. And, as a Basque woman, as a biologist who had studied all sorts of environmental systems, and as a person who was really concerned about the impact of Humans on this planet, I immediately felt connected to it. After obtaining my Permaculture Design Certificate and my Advanced Certificate in Social Designs in 2020, I decided to go further and joined the Diploma process with Aline Van Moerbeke at the Academia de Permacultura Íbera. After 18 years living in Brittany, Bordeaux, Scotland, Canada and Japan, I am glad to be back in the Basque Country and to contribute to developing a resilient and regenerative society at home.

Educator experience


Habitat creation & management

Children in Permaculture

Rural and urban properties

Using permaculture design for life- decision making, relationships, business planning etc


Educator skills




Bringing Nature to urban spaces


Dynamic group processes

Child development

Educator qualifications

Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design - accredited by Aline Van Moerbeke at the Academia de Permacultura Ibera, January 2023

PDC #SABERES - Aline Van Moerbeke & Juan Pedro Franco, December 2022

Training Permaculture Teachers - Alfred Decker & Candela Vargas, December 2021

Permaculture Design & Advanced Social Systems Design Certificate - Permaculture Women's Guild & Mandy Merklein, June 2020

MSc Oceanography - Université de Bordeaux, June 1006

BSc Biology - Université de Bretagne Occidentale, June 2004