Paige

From: France

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    01/01/2016 - 30/04/2016

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    372

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  • Description

    I'm French-American woman with a passion for the environment. I'm especially interested in growing the urban fabric. As a result I have trained in urban agriculture and sustainable building, namely techniques like hydroponics, aquaponics and mushroom cultivation.
    I've compiled a small portfolio of skills and projects I've explored here: http://chooseyourweapon.wixsite.com/chooseyourweapon-

    I currently live in West London, and am working on a community-driven urban regeneration project in Newham with an enterprise called Civic (see civic.co) .
    I'm also a resident at Greenlab, an agritech workspace in London where I explored the feasibility of growing medicical mushrooms (codyceps) on brewery waste: https://greenlab.org/residents/

    I'm looking for a place to stay in East London so I can be closer to the Newham project and not travel 3 hours a day to speak with the community and move things forward.
    I'm happy to help with anything, kids, cleaning, organising, etc. I have flexible hours at work and can create my own schedule so there are ways to work out the hours I help.
    I would leave on Sundays for Kungfu Practice.

    Please do get in touch if you think I can help out - I've done many workaways, and I know this is not a typical application - but I think it's worth testing something out in this capacity - I'm a hard worker a kind presence :)

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    By working on various urban farms and nurseries I have trained myself extensively in different methods of urban agriculture including aquaponics, hydroponics, aeroponics, permaculture, and mushroom cultivation.
    I have also worked on various construction sites, mainly in the natural building methods: earthship, cob, bamboo
    I have also worked quite a while as a waitress in a wine bar so I have good hospitality skills as well as knowledge in wine.
    I have done quite a bit of tutoring, and babysitting and am quite computer literate and can also dabble with mapping softwares.

    My partner is a vegetarian chef and I am learning some excellent vegetarian recipes.

  • Languages spoken

    French, English and conversational spanish

  • Age

    26

  • Nationality

    French/American

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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