Sabina first encountered the Ecovillage movement in 2008 when she attended a one month Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Course at Lost Valley Ecovillage, in Oregon,United States. In 2009, she introduced the first Permaculture Design Course in Malaysia and established the Permaculture Education and Demonstration site, Embun Pagi. When her lease ended in 2012, she moved to Kuala Lumpur, where she co-founded the urban permaculture based social enterprise, Eats,Shoots & Roots and that same year, co-created and taught a urban centric curriculum for a Permaculture Design Course.When typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, Sabina went to the Philippines, to assist global ecovillage member Pi Vilarazaa, founder of Maia EarthVillage in a post typhoon rehabilitation effort. The project, aptly named the Earth Village Project continues to grow and evolve as it strives to become an example of an integrated approach to disaster rehabilitation on a community level. Inspired by this journey into the world of Ecovillages, Sabina serves as a facilitator for Gaia Ashram, an emerging youth led ecovillage in Thailand.
Sabina is a resource person and facilitator for our upcoming Peace Garden project. Her love and devotion for Mother Gaia guides her in creative earth based processes with leaders and communities. To read about her work, click HERE.