EcoCentre permaculturalists Deb (Anglo-Australian from generations of farmers) and Reiko (Japanese global citizen with a micro-farmer grandpa) shares old and new garden traditions and recipes from their family. Deb will share a recipe using local native plants and Reiko will share tips on growing and using Asian vegetables.
Deb is an educator and garden coordinator at the EcoCentre, with a background in nursing, horticulture and landscape design. Her 5 years working in Singapore in early childhood settings has allowed her to use reconnection and sensory exploration pedagogy to empower individuals to take sustainable actions. She is a facilitator for Climate For Change with an interest in our changing climate's effects on well-being and food security. Deb also operates her own business Greensong and runs workshops, online ecopsychology and eco-art classes.
Reiko is an educator and project officer at the EcoCentre. Born in Japan and having lived in four countries, Reiko is a cross-cultural maven. She champions cultural diversity and seeks to foster inclusion within our multicultural communities through sustainability and improve our well-being by connecting deeply with our culture and the natural environment.