Permaculture Teacher Training Online

October 25 – November 29 (2023)

Effective Teaching for a Changing World

A Course Designed by Rosemary Morrow 

Welcome to this first collaboration between Rosemary Morrow, Alfred Decker and their fantastic teaching collective, and the Permaculture Association of Britain – come join us on an accessible and inspiring online teacher training!

The Permaculture Teacher Training (PTT) is an international training offered in English and designed by the internationally-renowned teacher Rosemary Morrow, in which the content and teaching of permaculture coincide harmoniously with the ethics. PTTs are organised by Rosemary’s Permaculture Teacher Training Collective, of which the lead trainer for this online course, Alfred Decker, is a collective member. The course is available to PDC holders from any country.


Schedule: Participants should set aside at least 10 hours a week for the program, which will be a varied blend of online meetings, group work, presentations and self study. There will be two fixed weekly teacher led sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 16:30 – 19:30 (UK time / GMT+1). 

This intensive training will provide you with an invaluable toolkit to use in the classroom, as well as life in general. The PTT draws on Rosemary’s four decades of permaculture teaching experience. Whether you are already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, the PTT makes teaching a transformative and fun exchange. Classrooms (indoor and outdoor) will never be the same again!

The PTT is designed for those who want to teach based on Rosemary’s participatory learning methods. The course will help participants to:

– Change the way they think about education

– Move towards a permaculture teaching career

– Empower others with life-changing skills

– Learn to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that creates real change in their students and activates entire communities

– Make connections with an international community of permaculture teachers

– Understand other critical aspects of permaculture courses such as budgeting, certificates, promotion and marketing, working with host organisations, and more

As a student, you’ll get a few great benefits from being here:

  • Access exclusive content. We’ve designed the PTT to inspire, instruct, and engage.
  • Meet new people. Your fellow students are as motivated as you are to master what we’re exploring here in the PTT
  • Get results. As you dive into the course content and meet the community here in the PTT, you’re on a path of mastery. While it’s not necessarily easy, the transformation made by the students is what counts!

    Hear what Rosemary Morrow has to say about the course by clicking on the photo here!

The PTT Facilitation Team

Lead Facilitator

Alfred Decker

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Alfred Decker is an award-winning permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association of Britain, and one of Europe’s leading permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12P Permaculture Design consultancy, Permacultura Barcelona and the Forest Gardens project at Can Masdeu; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera); and was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnershipand the Permaculture Council of Europe.  Alfred holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology).
After taking a “Permaculture Teacher Training” (PTT) course with Rosemary Morrow in 2011, he undertook a two year mentorship and later co-facilitated six courses as her assistant, ultimately earning a Diploma in Permaculture Education & Community Development in 2013 through the Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute (Australia). Committed to furthering the PTT course that Rosemary developed in over three decades of teaching experience around the world, Alfred facilitated more than a dozen PTT courses as lead facilitator, co-edited the PTT manual, and organised a successful crowdfunding campaign to develop the platform. Rosemary has asked him to organise the PTT trainings in Europe, and he is currently developing an online version of the course on the Permaculture Association of Britain’s online educational platform.
Alfred lives in the old town centre of Berga, Catalunya (Spanish Territory), and is available for educational activities, design work and consulting.

Moderator & Facilitator

Jennifer McConachie

Jennifer is a permaculture facilitator based in Norway. She took the PDC in 2015 and holds the Permaculture Teacher Training and Work That Reconnects facilitator certificates. Her background was in music, until she discovered permaculture. She has initiated countless community projects and worked with permaculture design in organizations, politics and for inner landscapes. She founded permaculture plattform Earth Mentor Me for online and in person programs in forest garden design, Permaculture Design Certificate course, Work That Reconnects and spiritual activism.



Guest Facilitators

Habiba Youssef Abdel Aal


Habiba holds a degree in Economics and Sustainable Development, and has worked in international development focusing on the regenerative and sustainable use of natural resources for income generating activities aimed for the reduction of poverty in rural areas. She is the co-founder of La Bolina, an Andalusia-based association working on land regeneration, capacity and awareness building and socio-economical integration of migrants and refugees. Habiba is an expert in agroecology market gardens.




Yau Fan


Yau is a permaculture designer and facilitator. He did his first PDC in 2017 and afterwards took courses with Lesley Martin, Hugo Oliveira, Mirka Faya Hlavacova, Patricia Pereira, Helder Valente, Geoff Lawton, Daniel Halsey, Gerard Ducerf, and Elaine Ingham. Since taking a teacher training with Alfred Decker, he has taught 2 PDC and other permaculture courses for refugees in Brussels. Yau is in the process of designing a PDC for refugees together with Alfred Decker, Rosemary Marrow and the Permaculture for Refugees working group.



Sonita Mbah

Sonita Mbah is a passionate food grower, facilitator and Applied Permaculture Designer – Certified by German Permakultur Akademie. She has led Permaculture courses in Cameroon, Germany and Kenya. For over 10 years, she was the Administrator of Better World Cameroon and co-initiator of Bafut Ecovillage, an off-grid learning center North West of Cameroon. As Executive Secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network Africa, she brings regenerative community and social enterprise development to several African communities. Sonita received the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award by the Women and Gender Constituency for empowering women on the earthen cook stove technology and the One World Award for her work with the Global Ecovillage Network.


Rosemary Morrow

Rosemary is known and loved worldwide as a permaculture teacher, practitioner, and activist. She has travelled the globe for four decades, often in countries shattered by war and disasters, sharing her passion for permaculture and social justice. Her belief is that access to useful knowledge is a basic human right.

Several years ago, Rosemary decided to focus on teacher training courses in order to have a “multiplier effect” believing that the bottleneck keeping permaculture from growing more rapidly is not a shortage of curriculum and experience, but rather a shortage of competent permaculture teachers. So she created this training to give people the skills and confidence needed to take the big step from being a practitioner to becoming a teacher.

Her pragmatic and effective approach working with and being lead by local people has created community-scale permaculture projects and outcomes across a broad range of environments from drylands in Ethiopia, to the wet tropics of Vietnam. The knowledge and experience she brings to creating abundance, food security and successful sustainable farming models is unparalleled in permaculture education today. She is the author of the Earth Restorer’s Guide to Permaculture, the Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture, The Family Seedsaving Book, and A Good Home Forever.

Course Fees and Registration Links

This first online version of the Permaculture Teacher Training is offered at a very highly discounted rate. Participants will be part of testing the online experience of Rosemary Morrow´s highly renowned course before it launches again next year. We are offering a sliding scale to make the course even more accessible. The abundant fee supports the possibility for us to offer bursary places for this course.


Members of the Permaculture Association of Britain:

Resilient price of £260

Abundance price of £300


Non-Members of the Permaculture Association of Britain:

Resilient price of £260 + discounted PAB membership of £25 = £285

Abundance price of £300 + discounted PAB membership of £24 = £324

To apply for a bursary place, send a message to