All though not a completely exhaustive list by any means, for all things Permaculture, please visit the following sites;
Bill Mollison – Tagari Publications.
“Tagari” is a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning “those of us who are gathered here” or “us mob”.
Begun in 1978 as a community of people who worked and lived on eighty acres of swamp land in Stanley, Tasmania, researching & experimenting with Permaculture concepts. The development of sustainable design principles began here & together with the establishment of the Permaculture Institute, was the catalyst for the birth of the Permaculture ethic, which has since spread worldwide.
David Holmgren – Holmgren Design.
David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture concept following the publication of Permaculture One in 1978. Since then he has developed three properties, consulted and supervised in urban and rural projects and presented lectures, workshops and courses at a wide variety of events and venues in Australia and around the world. His writings over those three decades span a diversity of subjects and issues but always illuminating another aspect of permaculture thinking.
Geoff Lawton – Geoff Lawton Online.
Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and over 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organizations and multinational companies.
Rosemary Morrow – Rosemary Morrow Permaculture Action
Rosemary Morrow trained in agricultural science at Sydney University, rural sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris, development at Reading UK and horticulture at TAFE but, after spending time in Africa, she realized there needed to be a better alternative to conventional agricultural practices. She found this in the ethics and integrated applied science of permaculture, and has been teaching permaculture ever since. She is the author of numerous publications including The Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture and The Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture.
Sepp Holzer – Holzer Permaculture
Sepp Holzer is a farmer, an author, and an international consultant for natural agriculture. He took over his parents’ mountain farm business in 1962 and pioneered the use of ecological farming, or permaculture, techniques at high altitudes (1,100 to 1,500 meters (3,600 to 4,900 ft) after being unsuccessful with regular farming methods.
Holzer was called the “rebel farmer” because he persisted, despite being fined and even threatened with prison for practices such as not pruning his fruit trees.
Graham Bell – Graham Bell Organization.
Graham is passionate about permaculture and over the years has helped many thousands of people to come to a better understanding of how we may live in a sustainable, harmonious relationship with our planet through his teaching, consultancy, writings and by sharing his vast knowledge and experience. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments and companies across the globe.
Graham is currently Chair of Permaculture Scotland.
Paul Wheaton – Permies.
Paul Wheaton is a contemporary permaculture theorist, master gardener, software engineer, and disciple of natural agriculturist Sepp Holzer. He has lived the last 12 years in Missoula, Montana and he began his career as a software engineer and continues to lend his knowledge and expertise to those needing help with software or programming.
Technology has always been near and dear to Wheaton’s heart and he has many projects underway.
Robyn Francis – Djanbung Gardens.
Djanbung Gardens was designed and founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and is globally renowned as one of permaculture’s leading education and demonstration sites. The public programs are managed by Permaculture College Australia Inc, a non-profit organisation specialising in vocational training and community education in permaculture, earth stewardship and sustainable practices.
Djanbung Gardens mission is to honor the wisdom of the Djanbung spirit by empowering people.
Danial Lawton – Permaculture Tools.
With 15 years experience in the Permaculture field, Danial has worked for international permaculture projects in Central and South America, as water systems manager for Tagari farm (PRI Australia) and later as farm manager for Zaytuna farm (PRI Australia).
Within this time Danial has taught and facilitated a variety of Permaculture design and hands on courses through Griffith University, PRI Australia and Northey Street City Farm.
Nicholas Burtner – School of Permaculture.
Nicholas is an established permaculture designer, consultant, practitioner, advocate, teacher and speaker with a large portfolio of work in all of the major climate regions in the USA and abroad. His certification is from Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. Nicolas’s internships at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia were under the leadership of Geoff and Nadia Lawton. Under the guidance of Michael Reynolds, he attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building construction in Taos, New Mexico.
Matt Powers – The Permaculture Student.
Matt Powers speaks at conferences, colleges, schools, and events about permaculture, seeds, and education. He has spoken at the National Heirloom Expo, Soil Not Oil, A Place for Sustainability, San Diego Heirloom Seed Swap, SLOLA, Permaculture Voices, Baker Creek’s Spring Planting Festival, Valley Home Educators convention, CoCo San Sustainable Farm, A Place for Sustainability, CVCUE, & more. Matt has published articles in Permaculture Magazine North America and Permaculture Design Magazine.
Justin Rodes – Abundant Permaculture.
A Permaculturalist, film producer, author and teacher. I help folks learn to work with nature to produce their own sustenance so they can live a more abundant life.
Justin is a seasoned homesteader having enjoyed many years of practicing “beyond organic” and permaculture methods on our 75 acre family farm near Asheville NC. Justin trained under the highly accredited Geoff Lawton of PRI Australia for his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and has studied natural chicken care under popular author, Pat Foremen.