Kym has worked for nearly two decades as a Public Health, food security and nutrition in Australia and international settings. Countries of work include Nepal, Pakistan, South Sudan, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia, Chad and many more. After six years teaching at the University of Tasmania, she now currently divides her time between Tasmania and Kuala Lumpur in her role with the IFRC as the Regional Emergency Health Coordinator. This includes coordinating emergency health and nutrition support to 38 countries across the region, while exploring permaculture sites and projects on weekends across the region. Her Tassie volunteer commitments include the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge, co-coordinating Permablitz Tasmania, and as a Director of the Board for Permaculture Australia. She has taught on PDC’s and Intro to Permaculture courses, has completed a PDC and a Permaculture Teaching course, and is currently finishing her Certificate IV in Permaculture. On weekends in Tasmania you’ll be likely to find her in the veggie garden, visiting markets, eating/growing/making good food and drinks, while hanging with her partner, two dogs and chickens in the West Tamar region.

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