Chris was brought up in Luston, left to study forestry at Bangor University, and went to work in Nepal with VSO on graduation in 1985. After many years living in Nepal, and more recently south Wales and south Herefordshire, he has found himself once again near his roots. Beside his grass-roots experience in Nepal, Chris has taught permaculture in the UK, Europe, India, U.S.A. and Mexico. He is also a UK assessment level tutor for apprentices working towards their diploma in applied permaculture design. Chris lives at Waterloo Farm in north Herefordshire with his partner Looby and daughters Shanti and Teya. There, he is co-owner/director of Applewood Permaculture Centre, a new demonstration, training and resource centre promoting regenerative landscapes, livelihoods and lifestyles.
Chris’s presentation will comprise a short introduction to permaculture, some examples of how it is being applied around the world, and how he hopes it is relevant for communities in the local area, inviting participation in the creation of a regenerative culture.