Elena Symeonidou has studied Electronics and Computing Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens and Cinematography in Athens. She combined her knowledge in these fields having worked at the CERN Press Office for five years. In her quest for a more meaningful, sustainable and natural life, she travelled in Europe, Asia and Australia and got involved with Permaculture.
Permaculture ( = Permanent Agriculture / Permanent Culture) is an interdisciplinary design and management system of the human habitat. Its ethics is Earth Care, People Care, Control of Consumption, and Cooperation, instead of Antagonism, with Nature. Permaculture draws from traditional knowledge and modern technology, aims at food and energy self-sufficiency of human communities and at covering material and non-material needs regenerating nature on the way.
She has been working as permaculture designer and consultant in Greece, makes gardens wherever she puts an anchor, and believes that sustainability is not ambitious enough a goal but needs to be replaced with regeneration, as soon as possible, or else our time as species on this planet is running out.