Diego is the president and co-founder of Sol Nascente. Through his experience as a forest gardener (Bosquenauta) and writer he’s helping to present our vision to the world. He likes designing forests which are safe and abundant for people, fauna and flora. He believes that in order to restore our relationship to the natural world we need to find balance between our civilized and wild sides while basing our dreams on ecologic reality.
Mathijs de Bruin
Mathijs is the secretary and co-founder of Sol Nascente. He has a background in IT, physics and philosophy. At heart, though, he is an explorer of complex systems and employs the hacker mentality to make sure that Sol Nascente finds its place in the world. Whether the challenge is bureaucratic, communal, or institutional, he is adept at taking abstract or strange concepts and finding practical implementations within the rules of the systems.
Frank van Doremalen
Frank is the treasurer of Sol Nascente. With a background in physics and education he keeps us grounded in the real work at hand. While, with his free time, he’s been working with other Forest garden initiatives. This experience has giving him valuable insight not only into ecology, but also the practical aspects of what it takes to keep a regenerative organization up and running. On a personal level, he’s dreaming about moving south to Portugal to work more directly with the earth.