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MURAT GÖKDERE
Founder

He has experience in marketing, project development and management stages in Information Technologies, Agriculture, Food & Beverage, Finance and Telecommunication sectors for 18 years. He started his corporate life as an analyst and then continues as a manager and entrepreneur. He is the partner of the company, which has been carrying out agricultural activities for the last 8 years.

* Fuga Tarım Ltd. Sti., an Istanbul-based company for agricultural production and processing of agricultural products, has gardens in Manisa.

* BBF Partners AG. He worked for the implementation and development of the business plan of the foreign capital company, which was established in 2003 for investment consultancy and management in Turkey. 

* He was the founder and member of the board of directors of Ton-Ko Communication Services AŞ, an Istanbul-based company. Ton-Ko is the company that designed Turkey's first new generation fiber optic network and was established to operate this telecom network as an operator.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Murat Gökdere
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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

IŞIK KADER KALKVAN
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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

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NEVRA AKIN OKTAY
Founder

Born in 1977, married and mother of 2 children. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University, Faculty of Business Administration, England, and completed his master's degree in Press and Advertising at the University of Leicester.

He worked as a brand manager in international advertising agencies in Turkey for 15 years. He worked in public relations, portfolio management, team management.

Between 2004 and 2009, he designed and manufactured bags and shoes and managed the processes of merchandising and branding in Turkey.

He received Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017. Since then, he has been working on sustainability issues. He founded a food community called ÖTGA (Ömerli Clean Food Network) of 180 people in Ömerli, Çekmeköy, Istanbul, where he lives. It has been providing a clean food supply every week since 2018. It tries to support producers and consumers by creating a clean producer inventory in Turkey and monitors the processes.

 

Co-founder of the Permaculture Designers Association. Gardening, trees, plants, ecological trainings, ecological structures, relationship management, yoga, organizations are areas of success and curiosity. Very impatient and eager to save the world as soon as possible. 

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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

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SEDAT TOY
Founder

He was born in 1970 in Ş.Urfa. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Iskenderun. He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography. He received his master's degree in Human and Economic Geography from the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul University.

 

He started working in the field of Retail Banking from the first years of university. He worked as a manager in domestic and foreign banks in the fields of Call Center, Customer Relations and Credit Cards Operations. As a personal venture, he established and managed retail online sales channels.

 

While working as an educator in various domestic and foreign colleges in the education sector, he realized various projects on the basis of schools and students with TEMA, AKUT and many other NGOs. 

 

A group of Geography teachers carry out socioeconomic development, permaculture practices, education, tourism, health and environmental projects in villages with their friends. 

 

It organizes conferences where NGOs and high school students meet each year with a group of volunteer educators, with the participation of more than twenty schools. 

 

He regularly attends international youth and environment conferences held for more than thirty years, together with his students. In a youth award program held in 140 countries, it makes its students work on life in nature, camping and survival.

 

In 2015, she started to apply the permaculture training she received from Taner Aksel with her students at school. It has hosted training and conferences for the dissemination of permaculture studies and its implementation in schools.

 

In March 2016, together with his wife Şükran İnce Toy and his students, they established Fenerbahçe Park Permaculture Community Garden, which is also supported by Kadıköy Municipality. With this work, it contributed to the creation of an exemplary Social Responsibility Project consisting of a network of volunteers, where every age group from kindergarten to university receives training and practices, and also paved the way for the formation of similar examples.

 

He still teaches International Baccalaureate Diploma Program TITC and Geography at a private foreign high school and works as an international exam evaluation specialist in the IB program.

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LIGHT IN THE MACHINE
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He was born in 1962. 1997 Gazi University Preschool Education Department graduated. He works in the field of Preschool  and writes children's books .

 

He has adopted Alternative Education and  Nature-based approach in the institutions he worked for, and has carried out and participated in many garden projects.

 

In addition, Türçev 2018 Forest Program in Schools, Eco Schools, –  Tema Foundation - Tiny Theme Programs - Bahçeşehir Kindergarten as practitioner in these programs ._cc-781905-5c 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

 

2It was given to PDC by Taner Aksel in 020 added. He carries out garden design and applications in this field. Yil Lider Okulları2020-5cf58d_ -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_- Level 3 - Forest School Leader (Open Awards Level /England) – participated in the certificate program. 

 

In the same year, Bahçeşehir Kindergarten carried out “Garden Design and Application” studies in cooperation with students, teachers and parents within the scope of “Living in harmony with nature” – and it continues to work in this area.

MACİDE IŞIK
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SEDAT TOY
Founder

He was born in 1970 in Ş.Urfa. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Iskenderun. He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Geography. He received his master's degree in Human and Economic Geography from the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul University.

 

He started working in the field of Retail Banking from the first years of university. He worked as a manager in domestic and foreign banks in the fields of Call Center, Customer Relations and Credit Cards Operations. As a personal venture, he established and managed retail online sales channels.

 

While working as an educator in various domestic and foreign colleges in the education sector, he realized various projects on the basis of schools and students with TEMA, AKUT and many other NGOs. 

 

A group of Geography teachers carry out socioeconomic development, permaculture practices, education, tourism, health and environmental projects in villages with their friends. 

 

It organizes conferences where NGOs and high school students meet each year with a group of volunteer educators, with the participation of more than twenty schools. 

 

He regularly attends international youth and environment conferences held for more than thirty years, together with his students. In a youth award program held in 140 countries, it makes its students work on life in nature, camping and survival.

 

In 2015, she started to apply the permaculture training she received from Taner Aksel with her students at school. It has hosted training and conferences for the dissemination of permaculture studies and its implementation in schools.

 

In March 2016, together with his wife Şükran İnce Toy and his students, they established Fenerbahçe Park Permaculture Community Garden, which is also supported by Kadıköy Municipality. With this work, it contributed to the creation of an exemplary Social Responsibility Project consisting of a network of volunteers, where every age group from kindergarten to university receives training and practices, and also paved the way for the formation of similar examples.

 

He still teaches International Baccalaureate Diploma Program TITC and Geography at a private foreign high school and works as an international exam evaluation specialist in the IB program.

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GULÇIN AKCAKAYA EŞMELİ
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He was born in 1970 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University Press and Broadcasting High School in 1991. After working in the fields of sales, marketing and marketing communication in national and international companies between 1993 and 2016, he said goodbye to his professional career.

In 2010, her interest in healthy nutrition and raising children during the period she had children led to her awareness that food should be evaluated together with seeds, farming style, processing methods, environment and climatic conditions. He became acquainted with Permaculture practices during his research on food safety and received the "Permaculture Design Certificate" in 2017.

Gülçin Akçakaya Eşmeli, who believes in the power of acting together to create more effective benefits and value in food and environmental issues, carries out active studies on the development of food cooperatives, rural and urban food networks, and undertakes voluntary tasks in food communities.

In addition to his work in non-governmental organizations, he has also actively started initiatives in food production, increasing his experience in the fields of bush fruit growing, beekeeping and food processing.

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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

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VEHBİ CANITEZ
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He was born in the town of Çiftlik in Kayseri in 1966(in the census records 1965). After completing my primary education here, I completed my secondary and high school education at Mimarsinan Teacher High School as a free boarding student. In 1988, you graduated from Erciyes University Engineering Faculty Mechanical Engineering Department of Energy. He continues his business life by carrying out projects and contracting works on the installation of heating, cooling and ventilation systems in buildings with the companies he founded and  partnered At the same time, it provides consultancy services on mechanical works in many large-scale projects.

He met and trained with Taner Aksel and Permaculture in 2019. He implemented projects that reduce carbon emissions by prioritizing energy efficiency, use fossil fuels as little as possible, use water resources at a minimum level, and reuse (grey water) with recycling. The first Leed Gold in Turkey certified (University Office building) building is an example of this.

These criteria are in line with our foundation's principle of reducing the harm done to nature by human hands, and also produces its own energy (with the Trigenrration system) in accordance with the principle of self-sufficiency and providing multiple benefits. It is an example of a project application that reduces the damage to nature by using its energy (using hot water production and cooling with Absorption chillers).

On the other hand, he decided to take part in the establishment and services of the Permatürk foundation in order to contribute to the balance of the deteriorated nature. At this stage, he started to work on the infrastructure to farm in the ancestral lands in line with the principles of Permaculture. 

It is among my first goals to contribute to the improvement of nature with exponential increase by raising the awareness of my environment on this issue and taking their contribution.

RUHSAR YANMAZ
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DR. LIGHT SHIELD
Founder

He was born in Istanbul and graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He is still working as an occupational physician in a private company.

 

He is studying Agriculture as a Second University and is also a first aid instructor. He works voluntarily in various associations and organizations.


She is married and mother of 4 children.

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OYLUM TUGRUL
Founder

1979,  He was born in Istanbul.

Married, has 1 son.

Public Relations Graduate, worked in the marketing industry for many years.

On the way back to sustainable life in harmony with nature. Organic gida deals with wood products and gardening. 

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