From: South Africa
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico
01/02/2020 - 01/09/2020
I am a writer, permaculturist, Herbalist and traveler.
I specialise in music, travel, lifestyle and environmental journalism and I also have extensive experience in copywriting, copy editing, online marketing, public relations and social media management.
My other line of passion is with the earth. Having grown up in a home which actively incorperates permaculture practices and design systems. I have volunteered at a number of sustainable, off-grid, eco projects throughout South Africa and Latin America.
I have completed a course in Permaculture Landscape Design and would love to involve myself in projects which work with the principles.
I work with herbal medicine and wild fermentation and have learned a lot on the road, now create medicines to sell and use myself.
I have a keen interest in natural building techniques, as it is a dream of mine to one day build my own home from the land I live on. So a primary goal is to also explore any natural building projects which come my way in a work environment in order to expand my skills.
As a keen vagabond, I traveled through the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy as well as the Caribbean (Grenada and Barbados) in 2017. I traveled through South and Central America in 2018 and 2019 and am now back.
A music and environmental lover, I am always very keen to be involved in local environmental projects, musically-inclined events and generally getting to know depth of the local environment.
I have had an alternative upbringing in South Africa, having lived all over the country, attending many festivals, brought up with an open minded and very free spirited approach to life. I enjoy keeping busy and fully immerse myself in any roles which I am presented with.
I have a lot of experience in the hospitality industry - working at restaurants and at hostels in the past both behind the desk as well as being involved in the creation of the space.
Overall I can bring a lot of drive, passion and energy. A love for the environment and a burning wish to expand my skills in working with it!
Permaculture design and implimentation - I am able to run short workshops outlining permaculture principles, design systems, soil conditioning and plant propagation.
Herbalism - medicinal plant indentification and medicine making. I make tinctures, balms, salves and other extractions. I also work a lot with wild fermentation for gut health and can teach you to make kraut, pickles, fruit sodas, vinegars and hooch.
General sustainability - lifestyle skills and implementation on living an impact-free life.
Eco-system restoration - I have worked extensively on reforestation projects in South Africa.
Event organisation and co-creation. I have volunteered (and worked) extensively in the music industry in South Africa and the UK - assisting in public relations, production, set-up, waste management, and greening.
Writing - journalism, creative writing, poetry, copywriting, content creation.
Social media management.
Working with Wordpress and other website building platforms.
I can play guitar, piano, kalimba (African thumb piano) and I sing.
I have a large family and I work well with children.
Special dietary requirements