Women Who Teach Permaculture

We reference and signal-boost hundreds of women in all our courses, but these are the ones who made content specifically for our Permaculture Design Course. Click through to their profiles, read recent writing, and link to their local programs.

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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.
Read MoreKelda Lorax

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.
Read MoreLuiza Oliveira
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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.
Read MoreKareen Erbe

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.
Read MoreSilvia DiBlasio

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.
Read MoreDana Utroske
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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.
Read MoreMandy Merklein
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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.
Read MoreMarit Parker

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.
Read MorePaige Payne

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.
Read MoreSaskia Esslinger
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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.
Read MorePenny Krebiehl
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Pippa Buchanan

WA, Australia. Pippa is a resilience and sustainability educator and urban permaculturist who established the Permaculture and Disaster Risk Reduction working group in 2017.
Read MorePippa Buchanan
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Lichen June

Oregon, USA. Lichen is a writer, speaker, educator and stuntwoman. Raised on a dairy goat farm by a naturalist mother and gardening father, she was given a profound sense of ethics and relationship with the natural world.
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Lydia Silva

Massachusetts, USA. Lydia is an Adjunct Faculty member at Suffolk University, Roger Williams University, and the University of MA, Dartmouth where she teaches Permaculture Design and Sustainability.
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Kim Deans

NSW, Australia. Kim is an educator, facilitator and coach with over 30 years experience working in biodynamic and regenerative agriculture.
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Crystal Stevens

Missouri, USA. Crystal is an author, an artist/art teacher, a folk herbalist, a regenerative farmer, and a permaculturist. She is the author of Grow Create Inspire and Worms at Work, published by New Society Publishers.
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Devorah Brous

California, USA. Dev (s/hers) is a regenerative urban homesteader, an environmental educator, and a frontline community organizer that is deeply rooted at the nexus of soul-care, earth-care, and community care in order to grow equity and self-sufficiency.
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Jennifer English Morgan

Tennessee, USA. Jennifer serves as a farmer, healer, facilitator, designer, project manager, and life coach. She helped create Gaia University in 2006, where she helped create the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design and developed and offered the 120-hr Advisor, Mentor and Life Coach Training.
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Amy Stross

Ohio, USA. Amy Stross is a permaculture gardener, writer, educator, and author of The Suburban Micro-Farm, with a varied background in home-scale food production.
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Tara Rae

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tara Rae currently garden-farms on the Front Range of Colorado. She began studying Permaculture in 2003, receiving her first certificate in 2010, and a Permaculture Teachers Certificate in 2012.
Read MoreTara Rae
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Natalie Topa

Natalie Topa is an Urban and Regional Planner by training. She moved to East Africa in 2005 to work on post-war town planning and reconstruction in South Sudan.
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Cynthia Espinosa Marrero

Cynthia Espinosa Marrero is a food systems scholar and activist, helping diverse communities grow and learn more about food systems. Her passion was seeded with her family and neighbors in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, where she grew up.
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Sarah Wu

Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 17 years, and is the Director and Educational Curator of the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies, an 85-acre permaculture farm in Costa Rica.
Read MoreSarah Wu
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Rebecca Ellis

Becky Ellis, PhD, is a permaculture educator and community activist in London, Ontario, Canada. Becky maintains the blog Permaculture for the People and teaches about urban permaculture, community gardening, and gentle beekeeping.
Read MoreRebecca Ellis
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Rowen White

Rowen White is a Seed Keeper from the Mohawk community of Akwesasne and the educational director and founder of the Sierra Seeds, and National Program Coordinator and advisor for the Indigenous Seed Keeper Network.
Read MoreRowen White
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Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland is the editor and co-founder of Permaculture Magazine, the director of Permaculture Media, and the publisher at Permanent Publications. She is the author of several books, including Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope.
Read MoreMaddy Harland
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Charlie Gray

Charlie Gray is a linguist, ethnobotanist and teacher. She co-founded Horton Community Farm, where she runs horticultural therapy, forest schools and volunteer sessions growing food.
Read MoreCharlie Gray
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Hannah Hemmelgarn

Hannah Hemmelgarn is an experiential educator and homesteader in Columbia, MO where she works for the University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry and the Wild Folk Learning Community. After completing a degree in anthropology and sociology, she explored intentional community farm life.
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Tinece Holman-Payne

Earth Feathur (Tinece Holman-Payne) is a Holistic Practitioner and Reiki Master with a deep passion for community and empowering people through education and healing. The projects she takes on and the people she works with are part of a worldwide network with a common goal of providing peaceful places and spaces for disadvantaged people.
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Ridhi D’Cruz

Ridhi D’Cruz is a co-Executive Director of City Repair, a Portland, Oregon nonprofit working on community development, permaculture and urban design.
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Looby Macnamara

Looby Macnamara is the author of People and Permaculture, Strands of Infinity, and 7 Ways to Think Differently. She lives on Applewood Permaculture Centre, 20 acre smallholding in North Herefordshire, UK.
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Klaudia van Gool

Klaudia Van Gool draws on over 20 years experience and study to express her lifelong passion for the environment through facilitating people care and social design programs across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
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Karryn Olson

In over 20 years in permaculture, Karryn Olson co-founded a permaculture institute, teaches, organizes regionally and nationally, started her own design business, and writes about women’s leadership in permaculture, while raising her small family in an Ecovillage in Upstate NY.
Read MoreKarryn Olson