Alfred Decker - Educator Profile


Alfred Decker is an award-winning permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association of Britain, and one of Europe’s leading permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12P Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera); and was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnership and the Permaculture Council of Europe. Alfred holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology).

After taking a “Training Permaculture Teachers” (TPT) course with Rosemary Morrow in 2011, he undertook a two year mentorship and later co-facilitated six courses as her assistant, ultimately earning a Diploma in Permaculture Education & Community Development in 2013 through the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (Australia). Committed to furthering the TPT course that Rosemary developed in over three decades of teaching experience around the world, Alfred facilitated 7 more TPT courses as lead facilitator, co-edited the TPT manual, and organised a successful crowdfunding campaign to develop the platform. Rosemary has asked him to organise the TPT trainings in Europe.

Alfred lives at the Vidàlia housing cooperative near Manresa, Catalunya (Spanish Territory), and is available for educational activities, design work and consulting.

Qualifications and skills

I have taught PDCs, Teacher Trainings, Intro to Permaculture, Permaculture Gardening, Nature Connection & Deep Ecology, and other courses widely throughout Europe.

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

Rural and urban properties
Social organisations and movements

Teaching Information
I teach at weekends.
I teach in the evenings.
I can accommodate families.
I can accommodate partners.
I can accommodate students.

Please contact me for details.

alfred [at]