Bale Kaza Amlak

About The Teacher

Bale Amlak was raised on the island of St. Croix. A certified Permaculturist, having grown up in the rainforest, his hands on workshops and demonstrations are engaging and fun, and they’ll add life saving skills to your repitoire for those explorations in nature. His parents, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, have shared their knowledge and love of local plants, farming and research with him over the years to greatly influence his deep respect for the local environment spurring creativity and love of sharing all that the islands have to offer. At Renuatum Center as well as during retreats Bale offers a unique cultural experience for both locals and guests alike. From learning fire making skills to how to make coconut oil by hand, he and his staff add uniqueness and a love of learning to the community at large. Bales cooking skills are shared with guests from creative Ayurvedic Cooking Workshops, Demonstrations and Tastings to getting out in the bush and foraging for local plants. Visit to see more about what he offers both in and out of the kitchen.  Bale is also the creator of Renuatum Skincare, along with his wife, Carlisle. They travel extensively throughout the US…


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