Angelo is presenter, trainer and writer in the areas of sustainable gardening and Permaculture who completed his PDC with Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs in 2008. He is a passionate forest gardening advocate, and has a thriving demonstration Permaculture food forest garden in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs which he regularly opens to the public. His garden won the Darebin Sustainability Award – House & Garden category in 2013, and was featured in the prestigious Open Gardens Australia event in 2014 and 2015.
As a qualified workplace trainer, Angelo writes training material and runs workshops for local governments, community groups and other organisations. He also teaches regularly at Bulleen Art & Garden Nursery and is a presenter for Sustainable Gardening Australia.
In his work as an urban agriculture pioneer, Angelo designed and built Melbourne’s first demonstration backyard food forest garden in 2009, which achieved the production equivalent of over 14 tonnes/acre, far exceeding the production of rural farms many times over. His work is featured in the documentary film “Fair Food” and in the “Urban Permaculture” DVD by world leading Permaculture designer Geoff Lawton. Angelo Eliades is also a contributing author of the book “Fair Food: Stories from a Movement Changing the World” published in 2015 by Queensland University Press.
Being actively involved in the gardening industry, Angelo works part-time as a professional horticulturist at a sustainable gardening nursery, and also works for Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) as their Industry and Science Research Officer. His work at SGA involves developing training materials for gardening professionals, and assessing the environmental impact of all garden products available to the general public in Australia – a task he is uniquely qualified to do, being a horticulturist who is also a pharmacologist, toxicologist and biochemist (someone who understands garden chemicals!)
When he is not consulting, teaching, working in the retail nursery industry, writing articles for magazines or enjoying time in his own garden, he supports community gardening projects as a technical advisor, and runs the educational sustainable gardening website Deep Green Permaculture - http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/ - an international information resource which has well over 2500 views each day across more than 120 countries worldwide.
|Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Other Teachers: Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton, Greg Knibbs
|Location: Trinity College, Melbourne University
|Date: Sep 2008