How wind and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

How wind and trees interact. Illustration by Maggie Field.

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Permaculture Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of Permaculture by offering Permaculture Design Courses, Teacher Training Retreats, and the Diploma of Permaculture Design. Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute‚Äôs work focuses on education, demonstration, and training the next environmental and social change makers while upholding the highest standards in permaculture.

Andrew Millison has been studying, designing, building, and teaching about permaculture since 1996. He is an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, teaching the Free Online Intro to Permaculture, as well as other widely regarded courses.

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 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 an esteemed teacher and 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 Group, which came together as an integration between permaculture and Living Systems Thinking technologies. A leader in the Regenerative Development field.

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.

Urban Agriculture

EarthDance Organic Farm School is a nonprofit organization that operates a highly regarded farm school on the oldest organic farm west of the Mississippi in the City of Ferguson, Missouri. A shining example of permaculture applied at farm scale.