Alumni – What past students are doing…

QWhat do Costa, Rosemary Morrow, Russ Grayson, Steve Cran and Geff Lawton have in common?

A:  They all did PDCs with Robyn Francis.

People frequently ask ‘What are previous course participants doing with their permaculture training?’  or ‘Can you recommend former students for permaculture design and other professional services?’ Check out this short list of former students and what they’re doing…


This page features services, projects and initiatives of graduates from permaculture courses, vocational and professional training at Djanbung Gardens, with Permaculture Education, Erda Institute and Permaculture College Australia, and of courses with Robyn Francis throughout Australia and overseas.

All course graduates from the above are most welcome to submit your link for inclusion here, please title email Alumni Showcase. You are welcome to add a short statement about your work or how your training supported your journey.

If you don’t have a website or blog and would like a professional web presence for your permaculture work, enterprise or project, please contact us re hosting a feature page for you here on

Links to Alumni websites and to articles about some of our course graduates projects


Pacific Edge, Russ Grayson, Sydney Australia


Trust Nature, Biological farming, education & consultancy Paul Taylor


Send Me Seeds Pip – seasonal seed subscriptions, Melbourne, Australia


Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network


Costa Grogiadis – Costa’s Garden Odyssey, SBS-TV


Lismore Community Garden/Rainbow Region Community Farms Inc,


Luscious Landscapes – landscape design, garden restoration, permaculture consultancy, Kathleen McCann NSW South Coast, Australia


Enviro Central, Matt James, Sydney, Australia


The Crossing – Land Education Trust, Dean & Annette Turner, NSW Sth Coast, Australia


Barefoot Design, permaculture architect Jaye Irving


Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute – Rosemary Morrow,


Wholistic, Guy Stewart, Nimbin Australia


Pachacuti – staying alive in the 21st Century, Queensland Australia


Topia Landscape Design, Port Macquarie, Australia


Geoff Lawton, Permaculture Research Institute


Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, Narsanna Koppula, Hyderabad, India



Jo Pearsall and Bryan Innes, Permaculture teachers, activists and transitioners


Earthsong Eco-Neighbourhood, West Aukland, New Zealand



IDEP (Indonesian Development of Permaculture and Education), Bali Indonesia


Earth Passengers, Taipei, Taiwan


Permaculture Relief and Aid – Steve Cran



Tyrone LaFay, Permaculture designer, landscape architect,  USA


Surfers Without Borders, Loren Luyendyk & Aubrey Falk, USA


Herb’n Wisdom, Marisha Auerbach


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