Our impact & awards

The Permaculture Education Institute is a globally-renowned organisation teaching thousands of students on six continents across the world. Here’s a snapshot of how our work positively impacts our planet.

Our impact

We train thousands of people globally via in-depth courses, free resources and scholarships for refugees — weaving transformational permaculture thinking and practice into the personal and professional.

people in the Global South and refugee camps sponsored to receive free locally-led permaculture education

permaculture teachers and leaders trained each year, all over the globe

planet is all we have — we aim to myceliate much-needed positive change

Our reach

Morag is a global leader of the permaculture movement for change, whose writings, masterclasses and podcasts inspire millions each year.

people have accessed Morag's Our Permaculture Life blog and YouTube channel

people listen to Morag's Sensemaking in a Changing World podcast each year

people watch Morag's free permaculture masterclasses each month, on average.

free articles written by Morag are available at Our Permaculture Life

Our awards

We are thrilled that our permaculture and advocacy work has been recognised with multiple prestigious awards over the years.

Our Institute

  • Shortlisted for the 2023 Lush Spring Prize Influence Award

Morag Gamble

  • Griffith University Teaching Excellence Award
  • Glossies Edible Landscape Award

Ethos Foundation

  • Rwamwanja Rural Foundation — winner of the Lush Spring Prize
  • Permayouth Northern Uganda — winner of the Youth in Permaculture Prize


  • 2021 Hildur Jackson Award
  • Finalists in the 2021 Lush Spring Prize Influence Award

    Morag’s speaking achievements

    Morag is regularly invited to teach and present at distinguished institutions world-wide — below is a snapshot of just some of these.


    • Lecturer of Food Politics: School of Science, Griffith University AUSTRALIA
    • Master of Environmental Education, Griffith University, AUSTRALIA
    • The Yunus Centre, Griffith University Business School, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
    • Urban Agriculture Forum, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    • School of Science, Griffith University, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
    • Faculty of Urban Planning, Sunshine Coast University, AUSTRALIA
    • Faculty of Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology, AUSTRALIA 
    • Environmental Management, Sunshine Coast University, AUSTRALIA 
    • School of Landscape Architecture, RMIT University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 
    • School of Environmental Planning and Design, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA 
    • Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    • The Farm, Byron Bay AUSTRALIA
    • Moving Feast, University of the Sunshine Coast, AUSTRALIA
    • Moreton Bay Regional Council Libraries, AUSTRALIA
    • Sunshine Coast Regional Council Libraries, AUSTRALIA
    • Brisbane City Council Libraries, AUSTRALIA
    • Royal Horticultural Show, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
    • Botanical Bazaar Sustainable Living Show, Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA
    • Queensland Garden Show, Nambour, AUSTRALIA
    • New Economy Network of Australia
    • Sustain Australia, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
    • Food Connect, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA


    • UNSECO Master of Sustainability, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Terrassa, SPAIN 
    • Faculty of Agriculture, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, SPAIN 
    • Year of Design Lecture, Barcelona City Hall, SPAIN 
    • Faculty of Social Science, Genova University, ITALY 
    • Portogruaro Town Hall, Venezia, ITALY 
    • Damanhur Federation, ITALY
    • Torri Superiore Community, ITALY
    • Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) of Europe, ITALY 
    • Permaculture Mallorca, SPAIN
    • Hjortshoj Ecovillage, DENMARK
    • Balcova Arts Centre, Balcova Local Govt, Izmir, TURKEY 

    United Kingdom

    • Master of Holistic Science, Schumacher College, Plymouth University, ENGLAND (3 week residential course co-taught with Janine Benyus) 
    • School of Sustainable Systems, University of East Anglia, ENGLAND 
    • Master of Sustainable Design, University of East London, Centre for Alternative Technology, WALES 
    • Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh University, SCOTLAND 
    • Dartington College of The Arts, ENGLAND 
    • Energy 21, Stroud Town Hall, ENGLAND 
    • Findhorn Foundation, GEN Europe, SCOTLAND 

    North America

    • International Agricultural Development, University of California (Davis) USA 
    • Humphrey Fellows Lecture, International House, University of California (Davis), USA 
    • Liberal Studies, University of New Mexico, USA 
    • Pacific Lutheran College, Washington, USA 
    • University of Orlando, Florida, USA
    • Occidental Arts and Ecology Centre, CA, USA 
    • Centre for Ecoliteracy with Ecocity Builders (with Fritjof Capra and Richard Register), Berkeley, USA 
    • Global Ecovillage Network of the Americas, Tennessee USA 
    • The Island School, Eleuthera Island (with Amory Lovins, John Todd, David Orr) THE BAHAMAS 
    • Centre for Sustainable Havana, Havana, CUBA


    • Faculty of Built Environment, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA 
    • Green University, Hamyang Province, SOUTH KOREA 
    • Faculty of Architecture and Design,Nippon University, Tokyo, JAPAN 
    • Kyushu University, JAPAN 
    • Alternative Technology Center, SOUTH KOREA 
    • Pool Moo College, Chuncheon Province, SOUTH KOREA 
    • Soil Research Union, 10th Anniversary Lecture, Memuro Town Hall JAPAN 
    • Ladakh Ecological Development Centre (Helene Norberg-Hodge), Leh, Ladakh, INDIA