Permaculture Workshops and Courses:
Kurt has taken the lead on all our home-grown workshops and courses. His extensive background and experience in rural and small town lifestyles, business and consulting to SMEs and almost 25 years of community developement volunteering has prepared him well for his permaculture training and teaching roles.
From the elected student representative of the Board of Govenors of the University of Guelph (1991- 92) to the founding of Community Assets and the ReUse Market (1992 -2005), or on the board of the The Guelph Community Health Center (1990 - President - 2003), Matrix Affordable Homes for the Dis-Advantaged (VP - 1996 - 2005) or the Centre for Employable Workers (CEW) and many other organizations and initiatives Kurt has always been active, deeply involved and a participatory social change activist.
With the discovery of the permaculture ethics and the opportunity to explore the opportunties and resources of MiKu Valley Farm we've both been able to build a cohesive and meaningful business and practise that finally is entirely focussed on personal and community development, strategic plannng and a mindful lifestyle. Kurt and Mich also get to plant tomatoes and pound a few nails...
Achieving his own PDC with Geoff Lawton of PRI Australia in 2014 was an unforgetable milestone and has strenghthened his commitment and resolve to try to answer the questions of: "If not I then who? If not today then when?" He continues to look ahead to alliances and partnerships throughout the permaculture universe in design, teaching and hosting with other practitioners and students for many years to come.
He is proudly, a founding member of the Permaculture Association of Canada