Zachary is a permaculture designer, activist and teacher who has been living in Nepal since 2003. In 2005, he founded the Kamala Foundation—an organization committed to bringing the principles of permaculture to life and providing community-based programming to cultivate resilience and revitalize traditional and ecological ways of being. He established Almost Heaven Farm in 2013, where he researches, demonstrates and trains local farmers and international visitors in permaculture design, earth-based building and ecological restoration. Specializing in program design and implementation, Zachary has worked in communities across Nepal and was instrumental in co-founding the Resilience Through Recovery Project [weblink], which employed permaculture techniques to help villages recover from the devastating earthquakes of 2015. Zachary’s vision is informed by the notion that to empower the powerless one must work to “create a million villages to replace nation states” (Bill Mollison). He is currently working to develop a network of communities committed to regenerative development across the Himalayan bioregion.
Primary interests: Culture (Defend & Protect); Ecology (Ecosystem Restoration, Seeds, Food & Soil); Economy (Social Entrepreneurship)
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Almost Heaven Farms provides the unique opportunity to learn permaculture and ecological regeneration on a full-fledged, self-sustaining farm in Nepal. … Read more