I have a background in Horticulture and Arboriculture
I started work in 1976 , at 16 working in plant nurseries then as a green-keeper on golf courses and bowling greens.I did a few years in construction on building sites in QLD then WA.
From around 1985 to 2004 I had a company NEW EARTH ENTERPRISES including a wholesale plant nursery and a commercial horticultural maintence company . I provided services in tree planting , tree surgery and landscape maintenance .
Since 2004 i have been working as a permaculture teacher, designer and consultant . see www.edge5.com.au
I have taught with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton on their PDC in Melbourne . I also taught advanced design with David Holmgren in WA .
I continue to teach in Africa and South East Asia and have helped set up the Ghana PC Institute and the kilimanjaro PC Institute .
I completed my first PDC with David Holmgren and Leah Harrison at kangaroo Valley in 1991.
in 1993 I completed the Advanced Design Course with Robyn Francis
1997 spent 1 year teaching permaculture in the Philippines
1978 Built the first urban straw-bale house in Hilton WA
2001 I completed a PDC with Bill Mollison .
2001 received my Diploma of Permaculture Design
from Bill Mollison ,Permaculture Institute
2002 Registered teacher permaculture Institute
Teacher Registration number 0019
2009 Earth Works Course with Geoff Lawton PRI
2012 Certificate 4 Training and Assessment