British Columbia,


Delvin Solkinson - Diploma Program Coordinator

Delvin Solkinson is a community gardener, native plant enthusiast, life-long learner, and teacher from British Columbia, Canada. Collaborating with his wife Grace, a homesteader, herbalist and creative cook, he creates free learning and teaching tools, writes articles and makes videos. He has taught permaculture to thousands of people of different ages and built numerous community learning gardens in public places and on school grounds.

Completing a PDC, Diploma and Master’s Degree with Bill Mollison, Delvin has also done thirteen advanced courses and thirteen teacher trainings in-person with permaculture legends across the planet. His learning includes multiple Permaculture Design Course’s, two more Permaculture Diplomas and a five year Doctoral Degree. He has been shaped by extensive study and mentorship from Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara. He currently pursues a Post-Doc in Permaculture Education.

A Diploma Tutor with Permaculture Association UK and Instructor on the Pacific Rim College Permaculture Design and Resilient Eco-systems Diploma, Delvin loves to support people to learn and practice permaculture.

Serving as the Diploma Program Co-ordinator and a Field Mentor for the Permaculture Institute, Inc., Delvin applies his diverse education to create transformative learning opportunities for those already practicing permaculture and those just arriving.

other team members

  • Jason Gerhardt

    Jason serves as Director of the Permaculture Institute, Inc., and is sought out for his design and education approach that equips people around the world to lead in their own communities.
    about Jason
  • Ros McCann

    Ros is a Sustainable Communities Professor at Utah State University (USU) where she conducts and publishes research on the permaculture movement, leads the USU permaculture initiative, and teaches permaculture design.
    about Ros
  • Raleigh Barnes

    Raleigh Barnes is a lifelong gardener who's been planting since a child with his father, mother and sister. He's had the privilege of growing in Texas, Hawaii, Costa Rica and mostly subtropical Florida. Raleigh is a dynamic gardener whose organic principles stretch far beyond that of industry standards. He incorporates permaculture, organic gardening, native gardening,…
    about Raleigh