Our team

Behind the scenes of our Institute is a small yet hard-working team of permaculture thinkers, writers, researchers, coordinators and doers.

Morag Gamble

Managing Director

For the past 30 years as a Global Permaculture Ambassador, Morag Gamble has led programs in 22 countries. Local food systems and permaculture education have seen her teach in communities and universities around the globe – most recently at Schumacher College in England – and leading a Food Politics course at Griffith University.

Morag lives amidst an award-winning permaculture education garden in a UN recognised permaculture village, and works with city farmers, school farmers, community gardeners, and educators.

She sees the direct social and ecological impact of industrial farming on marginalised farming communities around the world – in Indonesia, India and most recently in East Africa.


Director, Researcher and Videographer

Evan is a whole systems thinker who sees permaculture as a practical and accessible application of systems thinking through design.

He is a resilience and adaptation advisor who has worked in nearly every level of government, as well as with businesses, non-profits, community groups and individuals.

For over 25 years, he has collaborated with Morag, teaching permaculture and designing. Evan has been instrumental in the development and management of the Permaculture Education Institute, and is the man behind the camera for most of Morag’s films. He’s also an avid mountain bike rider.


Events and Podcast

 Maia is the cofounder of the Global Permayouth and is the youngest Warm Data Lab host. She graduated from her first PDC in Uganda when she was just 12 and has been helping her mum, Morag, teach permaculture since she can remember – at community events, for school groups, at festivals and on film.

Now 18, she cohosts public events at the Permaculture Education Institute and the Ethos Fellowship program alongside Morag and Fritjof Capra – sharing systems thinking with young people.

Maia is also our podcast editor on the Sense-Making in a Changing World show

She studies philosophy, politics, economics and linguistics at Australian National University, plays piano and bass guitar, and loves jazz, chess and cheese!


Technical Assistant

John is Morag’s assistant and technical whiz. He helps manage the Permaculture Education Institute course portal and provides the back-end support for Morag’s systems and websites.

John is currently learning to become a full-stack developer and supports a host of other business owners to integrate the technical systems in their businesses. John spends most of his free time playing board games, card games and badminton with friends.

We connect internationally with thinkers, educators, designers, artivists & doers who inform & inspire permaculture.

Morag Gamble with Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra

Morag Gamble with Daniel Christian Wahl

Daniel Christian Wahl

Morag Gamble with Andrew Millison

Jeremy Lent

Morag Gamble with Keibo Oiwa

Keibo Oiwa

Morag Gamble with Dominique Chen

Dominique Chen

Morag Gamble with Cate McQuillen

Cate McQuillen

Morag Gamble with Antionette and Jordon

Antionette Wilson and Jordon Osmond

Morag Gamble with Keibo Oiwa

Morgan Phillips

Morag Gamble with Charlie and Brenna

Charlie Mgee and Brenna Quinlan

Morag Gamble with Ansima Casinga Rolande

Ansima Casinga Rolande

Morag Gamble with Ansima Casinga Rolande

Hafasha Janvier

Morag Gamble with Nora Bateson

Nora Bateson

Morag Gamble with Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Phoebe Tickell smiling outside

Phoebe Tickell

Morag Gamble with Nessie Reid

Nessie Reid

Morag Gamble with Liz Zorab

Liz Zorab

Morag Gamble with Dominique Chen

Monica Ibacache

Morag Gamble with Mattias Olsson

Mattias Olsson

Morag Gamble with Nakafeero Brenda

Nakafeero Brenda

Morag Gamble with Dave Meagher

Dave Meagher

Morag Gamble with Dave Meagher

Dr. Amelie Vanderstock

Lyla June Johnston

Lyla June Johnston

Morag Gamble with David Holmgren

David Holmgren

Morag with Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Morag Gamble with Andrew Millison

Andrew Millison

Morag Gamble with Andrew Millison

Manish Jain

Morag with Marina O'Connell

Marina O’Connell

Morag Gamble with Ousmane Pame

Ousmane Pame

Morag Gamble with John Feldman

John Feldman

Morag Gamble with Dirt Girl

Dirt Girl

Morag Gamble with Bemeriki Bisimwa Dusabe

Bemeriki Bisimwa Dusabe

Our collaborators

Our team also collaborates widely with a number of leading permaculture and climate action groups across the globe.

Ethos Foundation
Lush Spring Prize
The International Bateson Institute
Permaculture for Refugees
Regenerative Songlines Australia
Permaculture Australia
Permaculture Association
Global Ecovillage Network
Regen Melbourne
Global Regeneration CoLab
The Nutrition Academy
Global Ecovillage Network
Brockwood Park School
Sustainable Living Festival
Genoa Australia Global Ecovillage Network
Global Ecovillage Network
Abundant Earth Foundation
The Club of Rome
One Resilient Earth
Food Connect Shed
Capra Course
Griffith University
Schumacher College
Earth Action Hub
Ecosystem Restoration Camps