Our Permaculture Design Course Mentors

Select from our panel of professional permaculture educators to guide you on your learning journey.

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Kelda Lorax

Oklahoma, USA. Kelda is a PINA diplomat and trains next generation Permaculture leaders. She has a wide experience with designs, teams, and projects. She also sells veggies and medicinal herbs from her small food forest.
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Luiza Oliveira

Italy, Brasil, Switzerland, California. Luiza is passionate about regenerative design, social justice, and how permaculture practices are a great way to reclaim our own nature and health.
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Kareen Erbe

Montana, USA. Kareen owns Broken Ground, a permaculture education and design business that teaches people how to grow their own food and become more self-reliant.
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Silvia DiBlasio

Vancouver, Canada. Silvia specializes in inner and social permaculture and is also a passionate practitioner, instructor and advocate for food sovereignty and disaster preparedness/planning.
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Dana Utroske

Oregon, USA. Dana is a sustainability educator, designer, and consultant, who is deeply passionate about uniting people and planet to usher in a new era of regeneration.
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Mandy Merklein

Mallorca, Spain. Mandy studied permaculture since 1982 and is a founding and active member of Permacultura Mediterranea, Youth in Permaculture, Gaia Youth, Community and Ecology Resources, and Escola Kumar.
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Marit Parker

Wales, UK. Marit Parker has been learning about permaculture for over 25 years, and applying it not just to gardening and farming but also in her work tackling inequalities and social exclusion, in particular with people with disabilities and learning difficulties.
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Paige Payne

Colorado, USA. Paige has a deep appreciation and understanding of nature, diverse ecosystems, and the influence of nature on mental and spiritual health.
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Saskia Esslinger

Alaska, USA. Saskia is a certified permaculture designer, online gardening teacher, and regenerative entrepreneur. She teaches cold-climate gardening classes with her two sons.
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Penny Krebiehl

Michigan, USA. Penny is a life-long garden-farmer, woods-wanderer, and arts educator. She has been educating and consulting as a Certified Permaculture Designer since 2005, and is a graphic-recorder for courses and presentations.
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