I'm passionate about Permaculture, Self Reliance & Sustainability.
I'm passionate about Peacebuilding and Nonviolent Communication.
Waste Free World
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
I am committed to Upcycling my own waste
I run a local community Freecycling group where we gift and request gifts from the community - all FREE!
I try to purchase from local farmers and grocers so as to reduce waste I create and eliminate as much plastic as possible
I put all my food waste into a special worm farm I created and this is then added to my garden and planter boxes to grow my own herbs, greens and vegetables
I also grow cuttings from food offcuts, and compost to put back into the soil to grow again
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
As taught by Marshall Rosenburg
I have been a student of NVC for some years. I am still and always will be learning, but it was freeing to realize I that am not responsible for the way other people feel, even though I care for them. Learning the steps of observing a situation without assumptions, and then noticing my feelings and how they are connected to my needs both met and unmet, has been very freeing and empowering for me.
I support a European company, Compassionate Self, a coaching and training business that specializes in teaching NVC and IFS globally, and especially Africa. I also manage the online school Compassion Courses.
Alternative Economics & The Future of Money
Valuing and preserving resources
I am currently educating myself on alternative currencies and alternative economics. I am a member of the Community Exchange System (CES) and I am supporting my local community to also learn more about this system.
I am currently educating myself on the Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ether as well as other altcoins and the NFT movement.
I do believe this is part of the future of humanity.
I created the website BitcoinForBeginners.co to share resources I have found helpful along my journey, as well as to share my journey with Bitcoin over the past decade.
The Connection Web
A local social change community in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
I was one of the initiators of TCW in Assagay, KZN. We are a group of people who believe we can live in a more peaceful way with the earth and each other.
We are presently exploring ways to become more sovereign ourselves, supporting each other and the community in self reliance and resilience.