Mark, we are delighted for you to show pictures of the garden and quote us as being very happy with your design and implementation of the garden. We would highly recommend you to anyone.
Panchabuta Conservation Foundation India (Partner)
Its inspiring to have a collaborator of your passion and expertise in our midst. Your contribution to the design and implementation of permaculture farming will be a vital contribution in creating a world class Knowledge Accelerator Place at Panchabhuta Conservation Foundation, Kagala.
We really love your attitude, attention to detail and ‘get your hands dirty’ approach to getting things done. To jointly discover the principles of CNOW (Carbon, Nitrogen, Water & Oxygen) the founding blocks of life on our planet, will over the next few years bring about many simple farming exemplars and potentially develop hundreds of local “organic wealth” entrepreneurs who in turn would transform the rural landscapes of the Western Ghats. You are a pivotal partner in scripting the Panchabhuta story and we look forward to our continued activity in the preservation of immense biodiversity wealth of this geography
Akuo Energy, France (France – commissioned to write a report on issues relating to Verrerie solar field)
I first met Mark Garrett when attending Six Senses Slow Life Symposium 2011 held on Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives. Where he was running the Eco Centro and organic food production teams.
I witnessed Mark’s Permaculture design skills first hand turning waste into organic wealth so food could be grown on sand in the middle of nowhere. I have witnessed this in projects he worked on in Bali with the same success and professionalism.
Mark has now provided expert Permaculture design advice on existing projects and others in the pipeline for AkuoEnergy.
AkuoEnergy knows clean energy, Mark grows clean food he has a hands on approach combined with a wealth of experience in problem solving.
Alila Soori, Bali – Master In Residence
Living in Harmony on Sustainable Eco Systems
I have known Mark for little over a year and had the opportunity to invite him to Alila Villas Soori for our artist in residence programme in December 2013, this may sound a strange label for a Permaculturist but in reality this is the perfect label for Mark and his art, not only does he create a sustainable smart garden but one that melded beautifully to the landscape and is now the showcase for our guests and pride of the team.
The Permaculture Design Course I attended with Mark Garret in August 2014 was inspiring. The content of the course was full, informative and fascinating. Mark delivered the information in an easily digestible way and inspired us to move further forward with our project. The group was supportive and encouraging and I felt like I was part of a new community. I look forward to see what the others have created following the course. The simplicity of Permaculture and it’s approach to problem solving was like a breath of fresh air and the idea of growing soil never ceases to fascinate me. A really invaluable ten days.
I attended Marks Permaculture Design Course in August of 2014 and it has changed my life. It was a great learning experience that I never imagined. I can’t recommend his course enough to anyone thinking about taking it!
Having worked with Mark Garrett in a number of other countries it was a no brainer to bring him to another project here in the Caribbean to hold an introductory course for over 75 gardeners and homeowners on Mustique Island. Mark’s design turned into a living, breathing example of a permaculture garden that sets the tone for the future of food production and landscaping.
We loved the proposal.
Maldives – Six Senses Resorts and Spas
Mark Garrett, Soneva Fushi’s Permaculturist, which essentially means he is the Grand Master of Environmental Matters.
Conde Nast Traveller 2011
Mark’s understanding of how the land works and grows is second to none. Over his tenure he has introduced new creative, innovative practices and procedures to the resort, which have turned out to be profitable concerns. He also has the analytical skills to diagnose problems and devise viable solutions in our gardens, projects and welfare of the island from a green outlook.