Jun 9 2022
Episode 5 - Helen Perks - Permaculturist, Research Scientist, Conservationist
"Sustainability indicates that we want keep doing what we have now. But we don’t, we want to make it better."
Helen is international permaculture, agroforestry and land regeneration practitioner based in southern Portugal.
Born in the UK, Helen has travelled extensively and has lived and worked in a number of countries scattered around the world, including Finland, India, Papua New Guinea, the US, Mexico, Cuba and Peru.
She has been a paleoclimate research scientist, conservationist, rural agriculture extension officer, marine conservation programme director, and since 2010, more broadly, a permaculturist.
We speak about the principles of agroforestry and syntropic agriculture. But also about belonging and understanding the physical landscape where we belong and how we should see ourselves as part of nature and its processes. We are debating human influence on the environment and how catastrophic it is or is not. And what does sustainability actually mean?