Tiago Amado Simões 's Profile
- Joined: 09/02/2011
- Last Updated: 21/04/2011
- Location: Entroncamento, Portugal
- Climate Zone: Mediterranean
- Gender: Male
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My Permaculture Qualifications
- Permaculture Design Course
- Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
- Teacher: Lesley Anne Martin
- Location: Várzea da Gonçala, Aljezur
- Date: Mar 2010
About Tiago Amado Simões
After almost 3 years studying Physics in college, I decided it wasn't going to get me all the answers, and left. Specialized in building and playing the Didgeridoo, with good success. Started with a friend doing "sound therapy" using several high quality self-made instruments, plus a few purchased ones.
Having a green heart right from early childhood, and the opportunity to manage my parent's plot, I spent some 3 years or so planting trees here and there. However, the difficulties of a formerly heavily-plowed and sprayed land, in a hard Mediterranean climate with very little water in summer, proved too much for the poor things, and I was forced to learn good, cheap, green strategies. That's how I came across Permaculture. After my PDC in March 2010, everything started to look more hopeful.
I'm currently in the process of finding out how to balance all that I have learned and put it into the Mediterranean frame (I actually have to take into account all three chapters: Tropical, Temperate, and Drylands). Managing this plot is my current full-time activity, and only this year will I get my first significant yields (other than learning, of course). Only after this plot has become fairly stable and productive will I feel I have the right to teach something to someone.