How wind and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

How wind and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

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Real Earth Design proudly works with these organizations and individuals.


Permaculture Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of permaculture through education, and by establishing professional practice standards for the permaculture movement. Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work focuses on education and alliances.

The Permaculture Academy , in cooperation with Permaculture Institute and EarthFlow Design Works, offers a world-renowned Permaculture Design Course in Los Angeles, CA.

Andrew Millison has been studying, designing, building, and teaching about Permaculture systems since 1996. He is an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, teaching the Permaculture Design Certificate Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum.

Green Infrastructure

How rain and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

How rain and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

Brad Lancaster has run a successful permaculture consulting, design, and education business focused on integrated and sustainable approaches to landscape design, planning, and living since 1993. Brad is the author of the best-selling books on harvesting rainwater, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volumes 1 and 2.

Food Forestry

Eric Toensmeier is the award-winning author of Paradise Lot, Perennial Vegetables, The Carbon Farming Solution, and the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens.


Joel Glanzberg is a founding partner of Regenesis Collaborative, which came together as an integration between permaculture and Living Systems Thinking technologies. Joel has found that Pattern Based Design requires us to shift our minds to a pattern way of thinking and seeing.

Social Justice

The GrowHaus is a non-profit urban farm, marketplace, and education center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. Their goal is to provide healthy, affordable food for the surrounding community and raise awareness about issues of food justice and sustainability.

Pandora Thomas is a passionate global citizen who works as a teacher, writer, designer and speaker. Pandora co-founded Earthseed Consulting LLC, a holistic consulting firm whose work expands the opportunities for sustainable living for diverse communities.