I completed my PDC in 2012 with Patrick Whitefield at Ragmans Lane Farm, and Permaculture Educator's Course at Friland, Denmark, in 2014.I finished my Diploma in Applied Permaculture in 2023 and I am part of Scotland's Permaculture Diploma College No 1.
I teach courses on forest gardening, unusual edibles, foraging, composting, plant ID, and botanical cosmetics, as well as contributing to James Chapman's PDCs in Edinburgh and around. I'm a co-director of NonStuff Industries CIC, founded to promote Permaculture education.
My business Perennis Permaculture offers design and consultancy services on edible low-maintenance gardening and other forms of regenerative land use, as well as garden maintenance in line with Permaculture ethics and principles. My home in south Edinburgh features examples in suburban-scale forest gardening, rain water harvesting, composting (inc. humanure), and renewable energy retrofitting (solar PV and storage, insulation).