I was born in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1970. I was a journalist for 25 years, working mostly as a creative writer and radio producer, until I decided that I wanted reinvent myself completely. I landed in Bali for the first time, in 2015 to start fresh. During my time volunteering I discovered Permaculture and accidentally found a new philosophy for life that I did not know I was looking for.
I became a Permaculture Designer in 2016 after studying at Casa El Manzano, an Ecovillage created by a wonderful group of people. Since then I’ve been collaborating with Emas Hitam Indonesia – an NGO created to provide regenerative solutions to poverty and development, and Slow Food Bali advocating for Good – Clean – Fair food. I’ve also been developing Ancut Garden, Emas Hitam Indonesia’s site.
It’s been quite a roller-coaster but I’m very proud of us for trying. We have been hosting a weekly program called “Permaculture Garden Day” since 2016 that has attracted hundreds of people. EHI has been blessed with grants for us to create a composting facility and provide training for farmers on regenerative practices.
Gaia U has had a profound impact on how I look at our Ancut Garden project now and how we can develop it using new tools and incorporating innovative practices. I have been learning invaluable tools for mapping our ideas, but also I have been blessed with a group of classmates and mentors that nurture me and my project with information and support.