Our Instructors

Internationally acclaimed Permaculture teacher Howard Story, is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher with a formal training in Natural resource economics, engineering and permaculture-based regenerative whole systems design.
Howard trained extensively in USA, Canada and Asia where he took his PDC’s, followed by: Permaculture Earthworks (Geoff Lawton), Permaculture Teacher Training, Permaculture Aid Worker Training and a permaculture internship in Thailand. His training at PRI Asia led to his involvement with design work connected to many of WWOOF Thailand’s www.wwoofthailand.com    sustainable farms and Permaculture projects in Asia and work in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, USA, Canada and Australia. He is presently consulting with WWOOF Thailand where he is founder and coordinator for Thailand. Howard’s PDC’s (Permaculture Design Courses) serves as a excellent foundation for everyone interested in Permaculture. The PDC is a prerequisite for Internships and the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute Asia (PIA) and in the USA through www.PERMIES.com. Credit for this course is now also accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.

Permaculture Research Institute – PRI Instructors
Geoff Lawton
Rhamis Kent
Daniel Halsey
Lesley Byrne
Paul Taylor
Tom Kendall
Warren Brush
David Spicer
Grifen Hope

Bruce Bebe
Markos Toscano Morales
Howard Story
Tierra Martinez

Peter Brandis – Bio Intensive Gardens


20160224_180457Geoff Lawton and Howard Story – PRI Instructors

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20160312_090614Tom Kendel – PRI Sunshine Coast

20160224_110204Robyn Francis – Djanbung Gardens – Permaculture College Australia

Students Comments:

I like the way Howard answered all my questions and took time to ensure I understood the material. – J. Wonchan

The instructor was very through and covered more material than I expected, it was relevant and interesting -C. Merrik

Very professional, the course ran on time and smoothly. Well worth the investment of my time. Thank you – M. Dupont

I choose to take my PDC with Howard because my friend had. I wasn’t disappointed, a great teacher. Thanks-A. Page

I can’t wait to get home and start applying all I have learned. Inspiring course and instructor.  V. Farnyan

Howard is very knowledgeable and professional. Thanks for a great course. The PDC has literally changed my life and my goals.   – M. Bell