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Matt Whittley
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
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Chris Ross Debbie Sauerteig Dietmar Benedetti Jay Cuthbertson Jennifer Osborn Kristy  Bard Michael Tiffe Paul Taylor Simon Fletcher
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About Matt Whittley

After much exploration into alternative fuels, alternative building and organic farming, Matt heard about Permaculture. The pursuit of Permaculture became an immediate obsession. Within 2 weeks Matt found himself sitting with Permaculture founder Bill Mollison in Bocas del Toro, a Caribbean island off the coast of Panama, for a Permaculture for Islands course. During this time Matt was offered a position to work with Bill and Lisa Mollison in Tasmania, Australia, an offer he could not refuse. Matt, and his wife Julia, moved to Tasmania and worked closely with Bill and Lisa, completing a 72 hour DVD series. The time spent with Bill and Lisa personally, and the exposure to the video teaching, gave Matt and Julia a truly comprehensive understanding of Permaculture.

Matt and Julia went on to work with Geoff Lawton to create a series of short videos. They also went on consultations with Geoff, dealing with earth dam construction, water harvesting and site design, including a 1500 acre property.

After living in the Republic of Panama for years learning from and teaching farmers and aid workers, Matt moved back to Ontario, Canada. There he is currently working with a major developer and team of professionals to create a large scale transition with the end goal of turning Simcoe and Springwater counties into the centre for sustainable action and education.


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Permaculture for Islands
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Bill Mollison
Other Teachers: Lisa Mollison
Location: Bocas Del Toro, Republic of Panama
Date: Jul 2008
PRI Unverified
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Bill Mollison
Other Teachers: Geoff Lawton
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Sep 2009

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