Istvan Markuly is originally from Hungary has been living and working in West Cork for the past 15 years. His journey in Ireland began by setting up a property maintenance service in Courtmacsherry. During this time he specialized in sustainability & developed a local community supported business which focused on 3 basic main elements: water, food and energy security.
This leads him to various elements of local community cooperative projects such as Community Gardens, Scool Garden, Community Forest, Clonakilty Favour Exchange, Food Rescue and various similar projects. His passion for his involvement in all of these designs was to assist others by teaching and developing education systems for everyone.
Istvan is a Permaculture Designer, Consultant, Teacher and Local Community Developer, his experience is expanding through international participation and earthwork management in diverse conditions from wetland to dryland, cold temperate climate, in Europe and Africa. He completed numerous permaculture training programs and learning, working from internationally regarded teachers including Warren Brush, Paul Taylor, and Geoff Lawton. István’s work is focused on the main principles of Permaculture. He is dedicated to helping motivate and inspire others to naturally include these principles in their lives. He is a co-founder of the international Earth Environmental Education and Életfa Permakultúra in the Hungarian region. Currently runs the project to support the local Permaculture Community Network & demonstration site in West Cork Ireland and Hungary on cold temperate continental climate.