Profile of David Edge

1957: Born in Paignton, Devon, UK.
1978: Graduated from Bristol University with an honours degree in Mathematics and Computing
1978-1981: Extensive travelling in Europe and East Africa
1981-1982: Additional Computer training in Bristol
1982-1985: Working for Syntek, a software systems design house in London.
1985-1986: Travelling with wife Aspen from India to New Zealand
1986-1987: Training as a cabinet maker with Alan Malpass in Totnes
1988-1990: Working as a self employed furniture maker
1990: Birth of son Samuel.
1995: Stayed at world's first permaculture village of Crystal Waters in Australia
1996: Attended Permaculture Design course with Patrick Whitefield
1990-1998: Began growing own food in gardens and allotments. Trained with Michael Tse in Dayan Gong style of Qigong.
1999-2011: Developed sustainable smallholding of Semilla Besada with Aspen, using Permaculture and Holistic Management
2009: Sad death of Aspen
2011: Sold Semilla Besada to Bastian and Inge.
2012: Returned to Paignton to care for elderly mother. Started website
2013: Registered as self employed organic gardener working in Torbay/ South Hams area.

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