All About Me

I studied Geography and Philosophy at the University of Montana, where I was first introduced to the concept of Permaculture. I went on to spend 6 months WWOOFing in New Zealand, specifically choosing to work on permaculture projects.

When I finally returned to England, it didn’t take me too long to learn that there were full design courses that I could get involved in, and I was lucky enough to attend one when my daughter was 9 months old. I enrolled onto the diploma pathway straight away, and my baby grew into a child amidst my various projects. I completed my diploma in October 2011, and was voted onto the board of trustees of the Permaculture Association at about the same time.

I moved to Exeter in Devon, where I am involving myself with their Transition group, and teaching Permaculture through Introductory courses and short workshops.

I participated in the Training of Teachers course coupled with the PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) Qualification, at the Inkpot in August 2012. I then went on to complete the Permaculture Tutor Training with Chris Dixon  in November 2012, and I am currently taking on new apprectices for the Permaculture Diploma.


5 Responses to All About Me

  1. Tracey says:

    Hi Rebecca

    Just wanted to say I love your webpgae/blog, it is really inspiring and beautifully set out.

    I have just started with my permaculture diploma, have much to learn, and many adventures to take but it is great at this starting point to see someone else’s reflections, it gives me a sense of calm in taking my first steps.

    Permaculture principles in a fomral sense are fairly new to me, but I realise already that I have been using many of them for several years and working towards this point in life for many decades. I may be a late starter in terms of the Diploma (I am 46) but I feel my life experience and personal beliefs will help me no end, but like yourself it is very important to relate and share stories with others. Strangely enough I have just moved to a wee village in scotland after many years in spain and one of my first ideas for a design was how to meet as many people as possible and be art of the community, and I see you had a similar experience. Well done to you, sounds like you really went for it and took action, and your lovely daughter sounds like she has helped you with that. Thank heavans for the children, they have so much to teach us about trust, openness and doing things from the heart.

    If you are ever coming up to scotland give me a shout and I’d be happy to meet you or offer a base for you to enjoy the beautiful east coast.

    Take care

  2. Hi Tracey,
    Thank you so much for your comment and feedback. I appreciate it so much!
    Funnily enough, I will be coming up to Edinburgh for the permaculture gathering in March. Will you be going? My mum lives in Edinburgh, so I am all sorted for accomodation, but thank you for the offer! It should be a great event, and a great way to get in touch with other like minded people. I always find going to these kinds of gatherings really motivational. Email me at if you are going so we can arrange a get together!

  3. Hi Rebecca, this is such a lovley post, thank you for sharing. I have sharde it on my fb timeline so my friends can read it. Sounds like you have turned a problem into a solution by making a friend.

  4. Andrew says:

    Very impressive web page. Tavistock is perfect for you!

    Hope you’re ok


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