I have 30 years experience in permaculture design, teaching and practice, having worked in the UK and various European countries. Over the years, I have been active in many different fields, with an emphasis on the restoration of land, buildings and communities. I currently live and work in a rural co-housing project in Herefordshire. Prior to that, I spent 6 years as project manager for a reforestation group in the Pennines and toured the UK and Europe for several years, advising and supporting permaculture and other projects. Within the Permaculture Association I have been a member of several working groups and was a director, chair and member of the Association between 2005 and 2011. In my own research work, I have conducted the first comprehensive survey into temperate forest gardens and contributed to the Permaculture Association's forest garden field trial programme. As a teacher I offer full Permaculture Design Courses as well as specialist programmes in forest gardening, teacher training and a range of other subjects. I have been a tutor with the Permaculture Diploma since 2010. I am currently a senior tutor and actively invovled in developing the diploma further.
PDC: March 1995, Worcester College of Agriculture, Patrick Whitefield
Diploma: July 1997, Coldstream, Nancy Woodhead, Graham Bell