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Stephen Barrow
Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Renaud Labuschagne Thomas Linders
Geoff Lawton
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About Stephen Barrow

I studied Soil Science and Hydrology at University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Worked for government and corporates before finding out about Permaculture by responding to an advert in a local farming magazine. I left the corporate environment to work at Rucore's Tlholego PC Learning Centre in 1993, and undertook the Fambidzinai PDC in the same year. A few years later I undertook commercial small-scale intensive organic vegetable production on borrowed land where I discovered the magic of circular beds in mandala patterns.

I have been working almost exclusively in Organic Agriculture (certification, training and consultancy) since 2000. I currently work with Afrisco, an internationally accredited organic certification body, facilitate organic training in South Africa and Namibia and undertake general consultancy, including the establishment of Participatory Guarantee Systems for small-scale farmers and farmers' markets. I also serve on IFOAM's Standards Committee.

My Permaculture work has increased over the years, working in collaboration with my good friend and colleague, Thomas Linders.


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: John Wilson
Other Teachers: John Turner
Location: Zimbabwe Institute of Permaculture
Date: Mar 1993
Other course verified
Permaculture Design Certificate Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, Australia
Date: Jul 2015
1 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
1 Other Course Graduates (list)
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Climate Zones
Stephen Barrow has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Semi Arid
Cold Arid
Cold Desert
Hot Desert

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