Shahara


Dedicated to permaculture/regenerative farming and education. Excited to be part of the community that is helping to bring food production back to Hong Kong with a focus on healing food, people, nature and the land.

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November 08, 2016

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Following a trail of unexpected events which included a sudden decision to leave my career of 13 years in the corporate world and financial I.T., I found my way into a Permaculture Design Course (PDC), in May 2014. Coming out on the other side a bright fortnight later, nothing was quite the same as it had been before. Somehow, my life had changed and there was no going back. :)

Permaculture connected so many scattered dots that had made up my life journey and it showed me how they could all be woven together into a future that mattered to me - one that let me express core-values that had been been long forgotten up to that point. Suddenly, global problems that had felt like they belonged to other people to resolve felt not only accessible - but as if I could be part of the solution.

Permaculture has opened my eyes to living responsibly on the earth with a sense of enhancing my life rather than compromising it. Many of us think we have to give things up - but is simply not true. But we do have to find alternatives to our most destructive habits. The good news is that many of these alternatives already exist - they just don’t have a voice in mainstream media. This was an incredible realisation, the impact of which continues to drive me today as I try to share these thoughts, ideas and solutions with others through the practice of my work.

My work is now a local Hong Kong based project called GrowingSmart which is centred around small-scale regenerative farming and education. Not only am I interested in organic and sustainable food production but I want to know - and demonstrate - how this is done while simultaneously increasing the fertility of the land, as well as enhancing the biodiversity of plant and animal life around us. I am dedicated to bringing food production back to Hong Kong and sharing my work with both adults and children through various projects, workshops and programs.

Shahara

on November 18, 2016 08:18 AM


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A group of students from Macau helping us to create a bamboo frame


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on November 10, 2016 06:04 PM


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Here we are fixing planting beds with bamboo!


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on November 10, 2016 06:01 PM


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We are so lucky to have Saturday Volunteers who help us regularly to move our farm forward :)


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