Eileen Kaufman E-mail
Biological Agriculture Consultant

Eileen has been organically growing for over 20 years, and is recently returned from consulting on sustainable farming projects in Cambodia and Philippines.

Eileen assists home gardeners to make their gardens into active carbon sinks, climate change resilient, and producing abundant nutrient dense food, through offering consultancy,  practical workshops in biodynamics and organics and through her blog www.backyardbiodynamics.com

 

Education

 

  • Permaculture Design Certificate: Geoff Lawton 2009           
  • Cert. IV in Assessment and Training: Hornsby TAFE 2003
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture: Taruna College 2001
  • Marketing Principles/Management SkillsUnitec, Auckland 1998-1999
  • Bachelor Horticultural Science: Massey University 1985-1989 

 

Education

 

  • Permaculture Design Certificate: Geoff Lawton 2009           
  • Cert. IV in Assessment and Training: Hornsby TAFE 2003
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Agriculture: Taruna College 2001
  • Marketing Principles/Management SkillsUnitec, Auckland 1998-1999
  • Bachelor Horticultural Science: Massey University 1985-1989

Employment History

 Permaculture Consultant, Global Village Association, Cambodia

  • Design permaculture demonstration sites in Cambodia and Philippine
  • Supervise implementation of plan and train staff in permaculture practice

 

2010
 

Biodynamic Tutor/part-time, Parsifal College, Sydney                 

  • Development of new Biodynamic course
  • Train adults in theory and practice of Biodynamic growing
2007- 2009
 

Biodynamic Gardening Teacher/part-time, Glenaeon School, Middle Cove             

  • Design new course in consultation with class teacher
  • Teach year 9 concepts and practice of biodynamic gardening
2008  

 Farm Manager: Warrah Farm, Dural 

  • Manage 3 hectare organic certified farm
  • Train volunteers and staff in farm and nursery activities
  • Host farm tours and school trips 
2003- 2009

 Co-ordinator/ part-time: Demeter, New Zealand

  • Co-ordinator of a small biodynamic growers scheme
  • Established pilot group and co-ordinate meetings
  • Facilitated training in Demeter standards and auditing procedures

 

2001

 Horticultural Supervisor: Waitemata Health, Auckland

  • Instructed trainees with mental illness in horticultural and retail skills
  • Managed organic market garden, nursery and hydroponic greenhouse
1997-2001

 Community Service Worker: NZ Society for the Intellectually Handicapped

 

  • Supervised intellectually disabled adults working with live-stock, gardens and orchard

 

1994-1995

 

    

 

            

 

           

 

 

 

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