Farmer, permaculturalist, teacher, biologist, designer, author and speaker
Farmer, permaculturalist, teacher, biologist, designer, author and speaker, Mr Sobkowiak has presented more than 500 seminars and workshops to a whole range of publics and groups. Taught at McGill University for 8 years, worked as a biologist and designer in his landscape design practice for 20 years specialising in wildlife habitat designs. He's been designing and inventing since he was a kid and now he tries, unsuccessfully, to restrict himself to permaculture with farming being his latest passion. For the last 20 years, through Miracle Farms, he's worked to transform what was a conventional orchard to a permaculture orchard. Having gone through the required transition period, he then grew organically for 5 years. He realised organic was not the answer. "The Permaculture Orchard" is the result (as documented in the film by the same name).