Jon Foote is a Permaculture Consultant who specialises in the regeneration of Urban and Rural landscapes. He is passionately determined to help create communities that can feed themselves by designing food systems that will outlast the humans that plant and harvest from them, while also enhancing the eco systems in which they reside.
Jon’s diverse background in Design, Business Analysis and Permaculture accumulated over the last decade are all pivotal to the work he does now and to his understanding of the environment and the economy, and how they are complementary rather than in competition.
Noticing the decline in food security around the world, Jon became passionate about Permaculture in 2006, applying it in his own backyard, as well as for friends and colleagues. In 2012 Jon completed his Permaculture Design Certificate in Australia, before moving back to Dunedin to establish his own Permaculture design business, ReScape.
Since his return, he has been presenting to a number of organisations and community groups on the topics of permaculture, community food systems and food security. His desire to inspire and educate lead to the creation of the Rescape Resilience Education Centre.