Curiosity is a fundamental human feature and leads to our daily wondering and pondering, creating the natural lifelong yearning for learning.

I wonder why ……. ??”


I believe the best response to such an archetypal human question is to go out there and search for answers in real life encounters and experiences. Flicking out the phone and getting a quick fix answer from Google is not meeting this deeply human need for experiencing moments of mystery and wonder, for meaningful social connections, for adventure and actual experiences. And what about the un-Googleable questions…… , such as ‘Who am I?” and ‘What is my task?’ ………. No quick fix Google answers for such questions…

Toru Education supports this natural appetite for life-long learning and does it in Akostyle: in teaching and learning from each other in inter-generational settings. It is a not-for-profit education provider offering hands-on, offline, experiential courses that support sustainable living that is fair and caring for all, nurturing the people, planet and spirit.

The flagship course is the permaculture course which touches many of those core human questions and strives to create off-line experiences that remind us of the inherent interconnectedness of all realms of life.

My greatest wish is to make the permaculture course affordable for all. In this little blog, I ponder how we could achieve this as a private education provider with no external funding, relying on user-pay.