Mara Galeano Carraro, Office and Learning Centre Administrator
Mara joined the Gaia Foundation in August 2020 to take on the Office and Learning Centre Administrator role. She is Italian, but has largely grown up in Britain. She has a rather diverse background that spans from coordinating the Oxford Martin School Future of Food Programme to long-term volunteering at Schumacher college and in the community permaculture market garden of Schloss Galrisegg in Switzerland. During her volunteering she gained practical regenerative livelihood knowledge, not to mention extensive catering and fermenting experience. She holds a BA in Biological Sciences, an MSc in Anthropology, Environment, and Development, and has a certificate in Permaculture Design. When Mara is not supporting the needs of the Gaia Team, you will find her puttering around her garden, working on her yoga practice and thinking about urban permaculture.
Mara recommends Gut by Guilia Enders, and The Botany of Desire by Micheal Pollan. Both explore our bodies as ecosystems and help us view the world through non-human eyes