Top 3 Areas of Expertise
- Invisible Structures
- Social Justice & Decolonization
- Design for Resilience
Advice for Students
“Start it now, where you are! Dare to step out of your comfort zone, you can start permaculture where you are, you don’t need to wait for an ideal situation to start it. This program welcomes people from every walk of life, is very accessible, and meets where you are in your process. And remember, you are enough, and so is your project. Most of the students start feeling afraid that what they want to do, the project they want to develop is not enough, but it is! Even if you don’t have access to a garden, you can start where you are, and in this course, you can find many resources to work with what you have, from a renter of an urban apartment or farm owner.“
I grew up in Brazil between the urban and the countryside, moved to Switzerland where I lived for 10 years, and where I started my permaculture journey. I have been living in California close to the Bay Area for the last 2 years, and I think I became very efficient in working in various environments, learning to re-start in a new place, with a new climate, new soils, indigenous plants, and community. Besides the social aspects of the design, I am passionate about fermenting and preserving food, bringing health to the core of everything I do, enthusiastic about cultivating authenticity in every relationship, and supporting people to make their projects more resilient.
I am passionate about what I do, I am curious by nature, and a big geek on biological processes. I love to meet and support people who are engaged in cultivating community, and collaborative systems, and who are looking for possibilities of decolonial futures beyond anthropocentrism.
- 2022: Co-designer & co-facilitator at Intro to Decolonial Sustainability course with Possible Futures
- 2021: Speaker at the European Convergence of Permaculture
- 2020: Offered the workshop Equity in Education at Permaculture Educational Gathering
- 2020: Article published on Social Structures at Permaculture Magazine UK
- 2019: Double certificate with PWG on advanced social systems design
- 2016 – 2020: Permaculture diploma with Accademia Italiana di Permacultura
- 2017: Teacher Training in Permaculture with Robin Clayfield
- 2015: First PDC in Switzerland
- 2011: Started permaculture practices Coming from São Paulo, Brazil with a healthcare background, as a Neurologist.
- Re-thinking the Scale of Permanence
- Sowing Ideas
- Colonial Trauma: No, I Won’t Confess, I Will Say It Out Loud!
- Plants as Friends and Family Members
- Cracking the underwear code: make your own underwear
- The Small Beauties and the Universe of Wonders
- The Poetic Garden
- Why do we need to hear more from women in permaculture?
Hourly tutoring rate: $100. Offers partial scholarships and work-trades.
Typical response time: within a few days.