Melissa Andrews 's Profile
- Joined: 07/03/2011
- Last Updated: 25/07/2011
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Climate Zone: Arid
- Gender: Female
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(projects i'm following)
My Permaculture Qualifications
- Wild Olive PDC
- Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
- Verifying teacher: Hazel Mugford
- Other Teachers: Avice Hindmarch
- Location: Wild Olive Guest Farm, South Africa
- Date: Oct 2010
About Melissa Andrews
I became interested in permaculture from living in Dubai, and spending a lot of money on fruit and vegetables! I also, became a vegan and raw vegan, and in doing this realised that growing my own food was the ideal. So I started researching it on the net, and came across a couple of permaculture videos, and was immediately convinced. Since then I've done a PDC in South Africa, which was fantastic, and am keen to learn a lot more.
My plan for the future is the following: My husband and I (I am South African, he is Namibian) aim to drive overland from Dubai to Cape Town in a car made from scrap parts, running on biofuels (waste oil) to raise awareness about sustainable living and eco-friendly travel. To this end, I am creating a website Eco-friendly Africa Travel, which will be a portal for all eco-travel for the continent and will also serve as a hub for all the permaculture projects I will visit/work on along the way.
As a writer/photographer team, we will document and record all projects that we visit, raising awareness about permaculture and the wonderful work going on in the Middle East and Africa, and help these small projects to raise funding, as I feel they are not in the public eye.