John Kaisner – The Natural Farmer is an American-born Natural Farmer and Permaculture Designer/Teacher, based in Cartesiano – a small village on the island of Sicily, in Italy.
After working for 4 years in the wet Tropics of Kerala, India – designing and developing a model farm, making food forests, and aiding struggling villagers harvest rainwater with earthworks – John and his wife purchased land in the Mediterranean climate of Sicily, where they are currently creating a Permaculture Center, with an emphasis on Natural Farming.
John believes strongly in the 3rd Ethic of Permaculture: Return of Surplus, which is why he curates two YouTube channels – John Kaisner The Natural Farmer, and John Kaisner Permaculture. Each of these channels provides free content to viewers interested in broadening their understanding of sustainable farming practices. John believes that donating his time in this way is one of the most effective ways he can show appreciation for all of the blessings that have come to him and his wife. In addition, the viewer-based community that’s grown up around these channels is truly inspirational. Together, this community pools its information in a way that is far superior to anything that one single teacher could provide. It’s the “edge effect” in action, across communities, across race and religion, across the globe. Come by sometime and watch a video sometime 🙂
At present the Sicily center is in its initial stages, but soon John and his wife will begin to hold Permaculture Design Courses as well as Internships and work stays for those interested. Stay tuned here for more information…