Benn has worked in ecological education for over 15 years and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education, and squeezing in CEL camps and workshops whenever he can.
He is passionate about living the good life in balance with Earth’s systems and is inspired by the nature-connection approach of CEL.
Benn grew up in Wollongong, NSW, and studied Environmental Science at Wollongong University. A year living and teaching in rural Cambodia helped him to see the value of positive, practical approaches and inspired him to complete a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2003. This lead into working with young people in Permaculture gardens, which in turn, lead to a variety of experiences in youth & community work, school gardens, mentoring and personal development.
Working with CEL has encouraged Benn to see the links between Permaculture and the self. He enjoys collaborating with CEL mentors to enrich his Permaculture approaches by incorporating nature-connection, deep ecology and place-based practices.
When he is not working with CEL, Benn can be found playing with his young family in a Permaculture Playground in the beautiful wilds of Thora.