Mike, director of OwnGrown, is a strong believer in capacity building and therefore seeks staff who have a genuine interest in ecologically minded living. He cultivates these interests by increasing staff knowledge through ongoing training while exploring new systems through OwnGrown’s varied client projects.
Furthermore, he is interested in bridging the gap between earth-sensitive methodologies and contemporary landscape design and building. He has a keen interest in urban renewal and regenerative land care, with a dedicated focus to providing improved integration between people and place. A passionate individual with a firm grounding and background in Permaculture and Project and systems management. Mike has worked extensively within the gardening and landscape sectors locally and abroad. In addition, he spent five years working within the super-yacht industry in Europe, especially relevant to system design and implementation.
Mike is committed to working within the environmental sector and consequently enjoys hands-on design and implementation of regenerative and sustainable off-grid systems, as well as practical facilitation and skills training.