Geoff Lawton

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Geoff Lawton is a world renowned Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison the founder of Permaculture. Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies under the not-for-profit organisation.

In 1996 Geoff was accredited with the Permaculture Community Services Award by the Permaculture movement for services in Australia and around the world.

Geoff’s official website is GeoffLawtonOnline.com. Geoff’s Facebook profile can be found here.

Permaculture Main Crops of Special Importance – Salad Mallow

Salad Mallow (Corchorus olitorius) (Mulaheyah, Egyptian Spinach, Jews Mallow) Salad Mallow was the first name I knew for this amazing plant and it arrived into our extremely diverse selection of kitchen garden zone one crops in a seed packet from Shipards Herb Farm, Nambour, Queensland, Australia. Isabell Shipard has been a good friend, fellow permaculturist, and an incredible wealth of knowledge on herbs and useful plants for over 25 years […]

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Report on our Iranian Consultancy Trip of December 2008

Editor’s Note: Iran has been making headlines in the media a great deal over the last few years. Here’s a side to the story you don’t normally get to hear, as experienced by our own Geoff Lawton. We are applying Permaculture techniques to restore the landscape in the hottest place on the planet In December 2008 it was our great pleasure and honour to be invited to Iran to work […]

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Bill Mollison And Geoff Lawton At It Again!

It’s on again! Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton will once again teach the full Permaculture Design Certificate Course at Trinity College, Melbourne University . This is a 12 day, 72 hours Permaculture Design Certificate Course. It commenced on Monday the 22nd of September 2008 and runs through to Saturday the 4th October 2008. Click to enlarge

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Permaculture Design For Islands with Bill Mollison

This is a rare event and one that shouldn’t be missed. Having been born and reared on the island of Tasmania, Islands hold a special place in Bill’s heart and fascination. In this course Bill will focus on Permaculture Design for tropical and sub-tropical islands. This will be a wonderful experience to study and spend time with the founding father of Permaculture. When: Wednesday, July 16 through to Saturday, July […]

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Establishing a Food Forest

Is it possible to live sustainably and grow an edible Food Forest? Join me on an amazing journey from classroom theory to practical application. I will take you through the emerging process of seeding a food forest, watching it grow and emerge a few years later by allowing Nature to do all the work. Let me show a lost food forest 10 years later as I cut through tall grass and see how it has emerged and grown when left to its own devices.

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International Permaculture Design Course With Geoff Lawton In NZ

International Permaculture Design Course with Geoff Lawton, Rikirangi Gage, Kay Baxter, Bob Corker and Others. International Permaculture Design Course Whitianga Marae, Whitianga, Eastern Bay of Plenty, NZ 5th – 19th July, 2008 Tutors: Geoff Lawton, Rikirangi Gage, Kay Baxter, Bob Corker and Others. Fee: $1200 inc gst (includes Maori accommodation and food)

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Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton, 7th-19th Jan 2008

Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton Combine forces to teach the PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE Monday 7th – Saturday 19th January 2008 • Melbourne University “This course has already changed a lot of the world – Come help us finish the job!” ~ Bill Mollison April 27, 2005 BILL MOLLISON, the legendary Permaculture teacher, promoter and designer – who, over 26 years of non-stop travelling, designing, teaching and writing, personally planted […]

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Appropriate solutions to the challenge of Tanzania

Note: This is Part II of a two-part series. Click here to read Part I. When we arrived in Tanzania, just as when we arrive in most third world countries to do this kind of work, the most serious issues to deal with initially are firstly sanitation, toilet systems, then drinking water, then fire wood systems or sustainable fuel systems, then diverse interactive food production designs. Tanzania was the same. […]

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The challenge of Tanzania

Westerners don’t realise how big the problems are in most third world countries. To a large extent they are created by the promise of modernism. Greatest of these problems however in third world countries include a need for good diversity of food production of an eco systemic style good waste system design for grey water appropriate toilets garbage disposal methods good drinking water systems a sustainable fuel system. To first […]

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