Aranya has been experimenting with permaculture since his design course epiphany in 1996. In the years that followed he designed a collection of gardens, along with a few other non-land based designs, writing them all up to gain his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design 2003.
Since that time Aranya has followed a teaching pathway that now involves delivering, on average, eight two-week design courses a year. Along the way, he says, “I have met many amazing people that give me hope for the future and who in no small way have influenced the content of this guide”. Aranya is a long-term barefooter, certain that this helps to make him more aware of nature, stay grounded and walk lightly on the Earth.