Mike Kaplin

Pioneer, one of Israel’s first and most famous Permaculturist, co-founder of The Centre for Creative Ecology and keynote speaker.

Mike Kaplin is a pioneer and one of the first and most famous Permaculturist in Israel. He is also a co-founder of The Centre for Creative Ecology.

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Mike Kaplan speaker, Desert Permaculture Israel - Mike Kaplan Interview | April 2017

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About Mike Kaplin

Mike Kaplin is a pioneer, speaker and one of the first and most famous Permaculturist in Israel. He is also a co-founder and Director of The Centre for Creative Ecology.

Mike has lead numerious projects and has pioneered the building of the first recyling area in Israel, with the building of natural buildings, which has resulted in the legalisation of the natural building regulations.

He was also the catalyst for turning voluntary ecological work into a formal kibbutz work branch and instrumental in the decision to support the building of an educational eco-park. He has also been instrumental in the coordination of the “Green Apprenticeship” work /study program which is an in-depth practical, ecological, communal, Israeli experience.

Prior to this, Mike worked for the Kibbutz Lotan construction team and was manager of the metalwork shop at Kibbutz Lotan.

He has a BTEC Diploma and Higher Diploma in furniture studies, design/craft, London College of Furniture and has also achieved an organic growers certificate from the Israeli Organic Organization and Permaculture Design Certificate.

Speaking Topics

  • Sustainable Agriculture 
  • The synergistic garden and the future of food 
  • The magic of compost: Building soil and soil care by making rich soil from food scraps
  • Organic gardening 
  • Permaculture design 
  • Sustainable agriculture 
  • Perenial agriculture - feeding the world
  • Biogas systems
  • Straw bale construction 
  • Geodesic domes 


  • The magic of compost: making rich soil from food scraps
  • Organic gardening workshop: Sheet-mulch gardens, potting and planting, seed balls


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