Geoff Lawton – Permaculture Leader And Teacher
Geoff is one of the most respected and enjoyable teacher in Permaculture Principles.
In October 1997 Bill Mollison, upon his retirement, asked Geoff Lawton to establish and direct a new Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (PRI Australia) on the 147-acre (0.59 km2) Tagari Farm. The site was fully developed and documented over a period of three years and Geoff established the “Permaculture Research Institute” as a global networking centre for permaculture projects. The institute is a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It is currently located at Zaytuna Farm at The Channon in Northern NSW, Australia where Geoff Lawton is currently the managing director.
The institute has since founded PRI USA. Other Permaculture Research Institutes that have been launched or are in the process of being launched include: Jordan, Canada, Chile, Turkey and Afghanistan.
PRI Australia recently won the Humanitarian Water & Food Award for 2010 for their initiative “Greening the Desert“.
Geoff’s aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has educated over 6,000 students in the basics of permaculture worldwide. His ‘master plan’ is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis.
In this video, you will get a taste of what Permaculture really is!
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Particularly recommended are Geoff’s basic videos: