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Where in the World is Rico?

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March 2019

9th to 24th - Annual PDC in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

February 2019

22nd Feb to 1st March, 2019 - Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching with Jude Hobbs, near Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 2019

2nd to 16th - PDC with 8 certified Indian and Sri Lankan instructors, Andra Pradesh, India

25th Jan to 1st Feb - Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching with Jude Hobbs, Goa, India

December 2018

1st to 8th - Permaculture Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs, Granada Coast, Spain

September 2018

1st to 16th - Can Llirure PDC, North of Barcelona, Spain

May 2018

18th - 20th - Spring Workshops: Art of Permaculture, Water and Earthworks, A Walk in the Wild. Cricket's Cove Farm, Virginia

April 2018

24th March to 8th April - Annual PDC, Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, India

16th to 28th - Can Lliure PDC, North of Barcelona, Spain

March 2018

3rd to 18th - 3rd Annual Jungle Dance PDC, Arambol, Goa, India

January 2018

18th to 31st - PDC with Aranya

December 2017


November 2017

3rd to 22nd - Pre-IPC PDC with Robyn Francis, Rico Zook, Govinda Sharma, Clea Chandmal, Jude Hobbs, and others. *This is a completely new expanded format PDC!

25th & 26th - International Permaculture Conference, Hyderabad, India

27th November to 1st December - International Permaculture Convergence, outside of Hyderabad, India 

October 2017

7th to 14th - Permaculture Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs and Rico Zook, La Loma Viva, Granada, Spain

21st to 30th - International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) Permaculture Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs, Robyn Francis and Rico Zook, Hyderabad, India

September 2017

Design Work

August 2017


July 2017


June 2017


May 2017

27th May-11th June - Mid-Atlantic PDC, Cricket Cove Farm, Virginia

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

7th-21st - PDC with Narsanna Koppula, Aranya Farm, north of Hyderabad, India

December 2016

 26th November-11th December: 14th Annual PDC, Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, India, with Reed Burnam

November 2016

2nd-19th - PDC, Jungle Dance, Arambol, Goa, India

12th-19th - Advanced Permaculture: Water and Earthworks, Arambol, Goa, India

26th November-11th December: 14th Annual PDC, Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, India, with Reed Burnam

October 2016

14-21 - Permaculture Teacher Training, La Loma Viva, Granada, Spain, with Roman Eisenkobl

Date TBA - Advanced Permaculture Design and Nature Connection, Mas Pujou, Olot, Spain, with Kate Curtis and Roman Eisenkobl

September 2016

Early September, Permaculture Design International Corporate Retreat, Hawaii

14th - 18th September, North American Permaculture Convergence, Northern California, USA

August 2016

Farm development, Molokai, Hawaii

July 2016

Farm development, Molokai, Hawaii

June 2016

4th-6th - Holistic Farm Design workshop, Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Temple, Taos, NM

Mid June through August - private farm development, Molokai, Hawaii

May 2016

April 2016

12th - Introduction to Permaculture for Primary school teachers, Darjeeling, India

13th & 14th - Urban Permaculture presentations, Darjeeling, India

19th-27th - Advanced Course and Nature Connection Retreat, Mas Pujou, Olot, Catalonia, Spain, with Kate Curtis and Roman Eisenkobl

March 2016

26th March - 10th April: Darjeeling PDC

February 2016

SE Asia

January 2016

8th January - 29th February: SE Asia

December 2015

12th - 28th: Permaculture Design Certification Course, Co-taught with Narsanna Koppula, Hyderabad, India

November 2015

31st October - 1th November: Permaculture Design Certification Course, Jungle Dance, Arambol, Goa, India. Contact

21st November - 6th December:  12th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course, Aapbotay, near Darjeeling, India. Contact:

October 2015

2nd-18th:  Permaculture Design Certification Course, Mas Pujou, near La Garrotxa, Spain

23rd-26th: Practical Permaculture, Project-focused hands-on course, Medicago Escola Natura, Tarragona Spain **TENTATIVE

Septemter 2015

8th-18th:  10th Internation Permaculture Convergence, London, England

August 2015

28th-30th: A Stranger in a Strange Land - How to work with different cultures while traveling, Brooklyn, NY, USA

July 2015

6th-15th:  Advanced Permaculture Course, focused on Design and Implementation, Molokai, Hawaii

June 2015

16th-July 1st:  Permaculture Design Certification Course, Molakai, Hawaii

May 2015

19th:  Site work, Molakai, Hawaii

April 2015

Private travel

March 2015

23rd:  shift to Darjeeling, India

27th-April 12th: April Permaculture Design Certification Course, Mineral Springs, Darjeeling

February 2015

5th-8th:  Farmer Training, outside Paxan, Laos

11th-17th:  Introduction to Permaculture, on Mekong outside of Paxan, Laos

21st:  Shift to Cambodia

January 2015

4th: Begin implementation of broadscale water harvest design, private client, Delhi

10th-14th:  Advanced Permaculture, Delhi

29th:  Shift to Laos

December 2014

5th: Arrive at Sapney Farm

12th-29th:  Permaculture Design Certification course, Sapney Farm, near Auroville, South India

November 2014

1st-16th: 11th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course, Darjeeling, India

19th:  Begin Broadscale Water Harvesting Design, Private Client, Delhi

22nd-25th:  Permaculture for Organic Farmers course, Delhi area

29th-30th: Urban Permaculture Course, Delhi

October 2014

3rd:  Land in Bangalore, India

5th-8th:  Private consult, Tamil Nadu, India

September 2014

1st-30th:  Site work, Molakai, Hawaii


29th-31st:  North America Permaculture Convergence, Minnesota

27th-28th:  Introduction to Itinerant Permaculture, North American Permaculture Convergence, Minnesota

JULY 2014

16th-26th: Site work, Molokai, Hawaii

27th-31st:  Guest Presenter, PDC, Oahu, Hawaii

JUNE 2014

9th-22nd: Permaculture Design Certification course, Alta Garrotxa, Spain

27th-30th:  Project Consultation, Hanuman Urban PC farm, Taos New Mexico

MAY 2014

4th to 18th: Permaculture Design Certification Course, Darjeeling, India

APRIL 2014

5th-26th: Farmer trainings and project development, Ockenden NGO, Sisophon, Cambodia

MARCH 2014

25th to 31st: Farmer training and Pc demo Farm development, IVY NGO, Svay Rieng, Cambodia


17th to 22nd: Introduction to Permaculture, a Hands-on course, Sohna Farms, Delhi, India


18th and 19th: International Sustainability Seminar, Delhi, India

23rd to 8th: February, private design work


Family visit

27th to 14th: January: Hawaii time


7th - 21st:  10th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course, Darjeeling, India

27th to 10th December: December, private design work


Project work in Asia