How did you learn about Art of Hosting (please add the date and place) and what attracted you to it?
Maria Scordialos and Sarah Whitelwy of Axladitsa Avatakia in Greece
Tell us about your experience with Art of Hosting as part of your life and work. What would you say your competence in it is? (new, starting practitioner, experienced practitioner, steward)
I studied Industrial Psychology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and am a qualified adult educator / training officer in SA Army for 3 years. I have served as a Mentor and Coach and am inspired by the fantastic outcomes that are achieved via AoH.
What is the primary field/topic/focus in your hosting work?
I am a qualified strategist and have spent 25 years consulting on issues including branding, marketing, communication and business strategy. Since 2006, I have re-qualified my self in Biodiversity and Suatainable Agriculture. I focus on implementing Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles in the rural areas of Africa to ensure food security for individuals and communities. I believe one needs to start with what one has. I sow my passion and commitment first and reap later.
Where do you live/work?
I live in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa
Are there interests/passions that you'd like to share?
I have initiated The Promise of Peace Permaculture Farm Network in Africa to assist individuals and communities by encouraging the establishment of self-sustaining food security by training individuals and groups in the ethics and design principles of Permaculture and assist them in establishing Permaculture Food Forests in the rural areas of Africa. I want to study AoH as it will greatly assist in creating a fertile space for shared dialogue.
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Great to have you being part of this online community. I am also good friends of Sarah and Maria appreciate the doors they have opened for me.
I am very intrigued by the work you have done and would like to work with peace, permaculture, community living and self reliability here in Colombia. So might get in touch when things start to crystallize a little more here.
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