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Geoff Lawton
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The Channon, NSW, Australia
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Sub tropical
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Trinidad & Tobago Permaculture Institute Permaculture Institute Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge seghersecoplant; natural waterpurification systems and growery The Transformation of Our Urban Home The Centre for Urban Agriculture in Alberta
Bob Corker Bruce brucezell@gmail.com Clea Chandmal Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala Ethan Roland Evan Young Wayne Weiseman
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About Geoff Lawton

Since 1995, I have specialized in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, administration and community development.

In 1996, I was happy to be accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world.

Since 1985, I have undertaken a large number of jobs, consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in over fifty countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-governmental organizations and multinational companies.

In October 1997, Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked me to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (PRI Australia) on the 147-acre (0.59 km2) Tagari Farm. The site was developed over a period of three years and I established The Permaculture Research Institute as a global networking centre for permaculture projects. The institute is a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It is currently located at Zaytuna Farm at The Channon in Northern NSW, Australia where I am currently the managing director.

PRI Australia won the Humanitarian Water & Food Award for 2010 for their initiative “Greening the Desert“.

My aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites.

I established the Permaculture Research Institute and the www.permaculturenews.org website to network mainframe information worldwide.

I can be reached at www.geofflawtononline.com, www.permaculturenews.org and wwww.permacultureconsultants.com.


Permaculture is booming!

Posted over 7 years ago (2 comments)

Permaculture is booming!

Posted over 7 years ago (4 comments)

Permaculture is booming!

Posted over 7 years ago (3 comments)

2015 Online PDC

My once a year Online Permaculture Design Course is now OPEN! You can start watching the first week's course immediately. THANKS to everyone for the amazing support.

Posted over 9 years ago (10 comments)

The Rustbelt Collapse Video

Does history repeat itself?

Posted about 10 years ago (5 comments)

Video Updates

Video Updates

Posted about 10 years ago (8 comments)

New Series of Free Videos!

We have created a new series of free videos designed to inspire you over this Christmas and New Year period.

Posted over 10 years ago (3 comments)

Free Geoff Lawton Permaculture Video - "5 Acre Abundance on a Budget"

I've been staggered by the reaction to my latest video I put up on the weekend. Check out the trailer on youtube. Over 500 comments with most people telling me its my best video yet.

Posted about 11 years ago (2 comments)

Free Permaculture Videos

We're rolling out a series of free videos.

Posted about 11 years ago (5 comments)

How To Survive the Coming Crises (free Geoff Lawton video)

'How to Survive the Coming Crises' is a free 34-minute video that looks at:

Posted about 11 years ago (6 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker PRI PDC Teacher
My Course Outline

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My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Bill Mollison
Location: Stanley, Tasmania
Date: Sep 1983
1 PDC Graduates (list)
751 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
5240 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Geoff Lawton
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Climate Zones
Geoff Lawton has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical
Semi Arid
Cold Arid
Cold Desert
Hot Desert

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