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About Garnense?
We are a brand new multilingual online platform that offers high quality training, knowledge and inspiration in self-sustainability and Permaculture. Grow your own vegetables and herbs, on a balcony, a vegetable garden or an acreage. People find so much joy in interacting with nature, so create a bit of your own.
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Meaning or our name
The name 'Garnense' is a combination of 'garner' (gather or collect) and 'common sense', in our eyes that's whats its at all about regarding self-sufficiency: 'common sense harvesting'. In a well-functioning ecosystem, such as a Forest Garden based on permaculture principles, harvesting is all you need to do, besides some simple maintenance. The key lies in the design, this how we work at Garnense as well, the strategy starts with good observation, thoroughly ponder it and then apply it. In the base, the broad outlines of such a design are relatively simple, but along the way you fill that increasingly, according to the same strategy: look, think and do.
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About Nick van Zutphen
Hij grew up amongst dutch farmers and envisioned a life on the countryside. After being exposed to the 3D animation film: 'Toy Story', he lost his heart to the computer. He found a job in advertising and pursued an international career in the film industrie as a Effects Technical Director. His ambition led him to London where he discovered he missed his cutoff jeans and clogs, so he returned home. In the following two years his life turned inside out and upside down and he inniciated Garnense. He currently strives to live a self-sustainable life that fits within the society of tomorrow and he is eager to tell the world about it.
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Our e-book
We have published a free e-book: Permaculture Webdesign in 15 Steps

Dive into the world of Permaculture and tickle you imagination by seeing the internet from a new perspective. Permaculture is often associated with a forest, a natural fishpond or a social system. In this e-book you will explore the Permaculture opportunities on the web. The Garnense website has been build - from the ground up - based on these ideas. In this e-book you will get an exclusive insight on: 'How to apply Permaculture to your website'.

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The Garnense Team :-)


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