Toby Hemenway - (1952-2016) - Field Director

Toby Hemenway generously served the Permaculture Institute, Inc., as a Field Director for many years and was one of the most significant contributors to the Permaculture discipline worldwide. Toby received his first Permaculture Design Course certificate from Bill Mollison and Scott Pittman. Intellectually rigorous and warm, the author of the #1 best-selling permaculture book Gaia’s Garden, as well as The Permaculture City, and numerous illuminating articles, Toby’s articulate voice and sincere friendship is missed throughout the world.

other team members

  • Delvin Solkinson

    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…
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  • Natalia Vega-Durga

    Natalia studied Agriculture Sciences at EARTH University in her native Costa Rica, as well as Holistic Sciences at Schumacher College in the UK. From 2011 to 2017 she co-taught Permaculture Design Courses with Scott Pittman in Costa Rica—a very rich experience that allowed her to have an amazing mentor while meeting hundreds of students from…
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  • 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.
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