About The Teacher

Mark is a Sustainable Development Specialist and permaculture facilitator with over ten years of extensive international experience.

Throughout his life, he has witnessed the devastation mankind has created on this planet and turned to Permaculture Community Resilience Development as the answer to reconnect humans with each other, with the earth and all life, in a balanced harmonious way.

Mark is a highly qualified hands on educator having attained a diploma in Building and Construction, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and specialist qualification including Natural Building Design and Construction, Eco Resort Development, Permaculture Facilitaton, Permaculture Design and Management, among many other qualification. He has worked on
natural building and permaculture community projects in Thailand, Hong kong, the Philippines, Timor Leste, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia and Australia.

In 2013, Mark helped establish a permaculture project in Antque Province, Philippines to assist communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda. He was part of the team that established the Green Warrior Permaculture Field School and co facilitator of the Junior Green Warrior Program into two local schools teaching students skills in self-sufficiency, organic gardening and earth care.
Mark managed the Perma Club Permaculture Education Centre in Hong Kong, helping to develop the site and creating several new outreach programs, including HK’s frst closed loop composting program. With an exciting and engaging teaching style he brings permaculture to life as a way of living.

Mark has a deep spiritual connection to the earth, displaying respect for all life. He has been initiated into several indigenous Tribes through Shamanic ceremony and training, enabling him to work with many diverse cultures and peoples with a high regard of respect and connection.  Mark has a vision to create global positive change through introducing an innovative model of a
Regenerative Community that he has developed, incorporating the best practices and principals of permaculture, eco tourism, social enterprise, human connection and education in balance and harmony with nature and all life.

Mark is an inspirational dynamic individual, who is not afraid to put his boots on the ground and get his hands dirty, sharing his skills and knowledge with passion and integrity.

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