Your NameRicardo Palomino
Cohort AssignmentCohort A (Europe, MENA and South America)
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

I am deeply involved in the creation of an Ecosystem Restoration Project in the landscape i live on.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

I am the leader of the project, right now trying to engage and inspire many others so they can be involved in the creation of a culture of care for the land, heathly food production systems and a place where people from different background can reconnect to nature and life.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

The formal creation of an Ecosystem Restoration Camp. The expansion and cultivation of an Agroforestry project. The conservation of wild areas on the landscape and help to restore the water creeks that once run over the ground.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

I have invested time. Ingenuity as many of the studies I have taken are part of scholarships that I feel privileged and honour to have recived.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

I am now walking a deep transformational journey where many of the assumptions I have lived with for decades are falling apart. So I am focus on a self healing journey right now. Making profound changes so I can deliver and serve from the most genuine myself.

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Antropology is been a field I had a formation on. Rianne Eisler has had a profound influence in my thinking. Design, Buckminster Fuller.

5. And for professional growth?

I am soon beginig a Permaculture Design Course where i hope can integrate most of the information and knoledge I have gathered all along the recent years. I can sense I can play a role of inspire my community and and some city dwellers that can be nurtured from the Restoration project we are running on.

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

I belive we are sisters and brothers, child of a common Father, stewards of his creation.
I understand we all have a mission and while we develop it and serve with it we grow, produce yields and shelter for others, human and non human.
Nature is the guidebook of God´s creation, reconnecting, returning to nature accepting we are part of it, not separated from it empower ourselves to take care of all beings of creation.