Karen Dahl did her PDC with John Champagne and Phil Gall in April 2011. Since then she has branched out into aquaponics, the politics of legalising the production of hemp and beekeeping. She is a member of Permaculture Australia and Canberra City Farm. She has presented on industrial hemp and aquaponics at other convergences and at Floriade! Karen wishes to influence others to understand the reasons behind the banning of pesticides, herbicides and the conscious use and reuse of our precious waterways. Her motto is ‘live and let live’.