Co-Founder and Director
Kibbutz Lotan Center for Creative Ecology
Mike has a BTEC (Business and Technical Education Council) Diploma in furniture studies – design/craft, London College of Furniture. He also has an Organic Growers Certificate from the Israeli Organic Organization and Permaculture Design Certificate with teacher/author Graham Bell at Kibbutz Gezer. Mike is the co-founder and director of the Center for Creative Ecology on Kibbutz Lotan. He is one of the first permaculturists in Israel. He has led numerous projects and became an ecological pioneer by building the first recycling center in Israel, constructing buildings from natural materials, and advancing Israel's natural construction regulations. Mike initiated the building of Lotan's educational eco-park and created and coordinates the work/study training "Green Apprenticeship", which has provided an in-depth, practical, ecological and communal experience for over 900 students from all over the world.