Join Rhamis Kent on the beautiful Island of Spetses, Greece, for an internationally recognised permaculture design course. Over 15 days you will learn the basic theory of permaculture ethics, principles, design processes and implementation techniques.
Rhamis Kent is a consultant with formal training in mechanical engineering (University of Delaware, B.S.M.E. ’95) and permaculture-based agroecological systems design. He has previously worked for the renowned American inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen at DEKA R & D for almost 3 years, with subsequent engineering work ranging from medical device research and development to aerospace oriented mechanical design. After taking an interest in the design science of Permaculture, he sought extended training with permaculture expert and educator Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. This led to his involvement with design work connected to the development of Masdar City in UAE after Mr. Lawton and Mr. Lawton’s consulting company (Permaculture Sustainable Consultancy Pty. Ltd.) were contracted by AECOM/EDAW to identify solutions which fit the challenging zero emissions/carbon neutral design constraint of the project.
In July 2010, Rhamis lectured at Schumacher College (named after the influential economic thinker E.F. Schumacher) in Totnes, Devon UK about the application of permaculture in post-industrial Detroit and he was instrumental in helping to create a permaculture-based relief effort for the French NGO ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development – https://www.acted.org/en) in the flood zones of Pakistan’s Sindh province.
He is presently consulting with a delegation of Somali expatriates initiating similar ecologicalrestoration and education work in Northern Somalia.Given the rapidly growing interest in sustainable development, Mr. Kent hopes to bring to theattention of the investment community an aspect of the emerging sustainable economy that has yet to be seriously considered for significant financial support – Earth Repair/Ecosystem Restoration Work (ERW) and agroecological regenerative design.
Rhamis has taught PDCs in the U.S. and Palestine.
Co-instructors: Nicolas Netien
Nicolas Netien is a waste management engineer specializing in sustainable community development and implementation. He completed his PDC in 2007 in New Zealand with Grifen Hope, Darren Doherty and Joe Polaischer and has recently completed the 10-week internship with Geoff Lawton at the PRI’s Zaytuna Farm in Australia.