Effective Teaching for a Changing World

A Course Designed by Rosemary Morrow 


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

The 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 member. The course is available to PDC holders from any country.

This intensive training will provide you with an invaluable toolkit to use in the classroom, both in person and online, as well as life in general.  You will gain unique experience teaching online and become familiar with tools for participatory online facilitation. 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,  outdoor and online) 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

– Personalised attention and support from a mentor and peers in a study group

– 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

– Gain confidence and experience with tools and methods for teaching online


“6 weeks ago being a permaculture teacher or even taking part in a teacher training was a distant goal. I would have to travel long distances, spend thousands of dollars and take a couple of weeks off from my life to make it happen. It feels like a huge accomplishment and has been a dream of mine! I have much more confidence now and feel that I could co-teach a PDC. I have amazing new connections to share ideas and maybe even teaching experiences with! Thank you so much! “
Lori Heath, Canada

“Before the training I was really lost on teaching, but with new skills and micro-teaching practice, I now feel confident to teach any audience! I am the first Lesotho national to get a PDC and had no permaculture network or opportunities in my country. Through this course I made amazing friends and connections for life! Thanks to this new international network, I am now able to apply for international opportunities and feel hopeful to gain funding for my permaculture projects.   Thank you for this wonderful program.”

– Montoeli Moletsane, Lesotho

“The PTT online course is very well designed, adapted for the modern digital world from a tried and tested format. Being online means I am able to dive deep into permaculture teaching, at a time when studying a presential course is just not possible. The course has great energy: the people care ethic is lived, from grounding moments and scheduled breaks to non-violent communication. Moreover, the syllabus and approach gives momentum! Once you are on this leg of your permaculture learning journey, you will pick up pace. This course moved me through uncertainties towards being inspired, informed and connected.”

– Ryan Sandford, UK


Hear what Rosemary Morrow has to say about the course by clicking on the photo below:


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 and innovative 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 12 Principles 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 Partnership and the Permaculture Council of Europe.  Alfred holds a post graduate diploma in sustainable architecture and renewable energy (Centre for Alternative Technology).

After taking this same teacher training 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 platform that Rosemary developed, Alfred facilitated 17 more teacher trainings as lead facilitator, co-edited all three versions of the training manual, and organised a successful crowdfunding campaign to develop the platform. Rosemary has asked him to organise these trainings in Europe.


Moderator & Facilitator

Jennifer McConachie

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


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. 




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.


The PTT will start on Tuesday, April 9 and end on Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

This is an intensive certification training, so each participant should be ready to dedicate at least 10 hours a week for the program, which will be a varied blend of online meetings, group work, teaching practice, presentations and self study. 

The live classes will happen Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 16.30-19.30 (UK time/GMT), which is 17.30 -20.30 (CEST). Find your local time by clicking HERE

Students must attend a minimum 75% of live class time (9 out of 12 sessions) and complete all the content to receive certification.

Prices and Registration Links

We offer a sliding scale for this course, and ask participants to offer what they can pay. The scale for members of the Permaculture Association of Britain (PAB) is between £300 (Resilient Price) – £700 (Abundance Price) for this professional, certified training. For participants who are not members of the PAB, we offer a concessionary membership which is a discounted price.

Those who can afford to pay more on the higher end of the scale will help those who can only pay less. The sliding scale recognises the differences in economic reality depending on what country a participant comes from, as well as their individual circumstances, so this is a practical way that people with more resources can act in solidarity. 

Please read the guidelines after the prices listed below. If you need help to choose the appropriate course fee for you, please reach out to us by sending an email HERE.  

Prices for Members of Permaculture Association Britain

£500 Standard Price
This standard price reflects the real cost of running the course. Choose this price if you cannot pay the Abundance price.

£700 Abundance Price
Please choose this price if you are able to afford it. By doing so you are supporting opportunities for low income students and refugees to participate in the course. Thank you!

£300 Resilient Price 
You are welcome to choose this price if you have a low income or are unemployed, receive public assistance, do not have access to funds, etc.

If you are not able to cover this price or are a refugee, please click HERE to fill in a scholarship application form.

If you are not a member in Permaculture Association Britain, please use the following links:

Non-members Permaculture Association Britain (PAB)
Includes a £24 discounted membership to the Permaculture Association of Britain
£524 Standard Price 
£724 Abundance Price
£324 Resilient Price

If you are not able to cover this price or are a refugee, please click HERE to fill in a scholarship application form.

Refund Policy

Refunds can be provided within 14 days of course start provided you haven’t completed significant amounts of the course, no questions asked, minus a small refund fee charged by the Mighty Networks platform.
We cannot provide refunds for non-completion of the course.
No refunds will be issued after the initial 14 day period has elapsed.
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the course, all course fees paid will be refunded (minus a small refund fee charged by the platform Mighty Networks) or the option to reschedule to a future course.
Full course fee payment is required before the start of the course unless another arrangement is made. 

You’re a Part of Something Bigger!


By joining the PTT, you will also become a member of the PAB’s Permaculture Community Hub, our overarching community. You’ll be able to keep up with the PTT activities as well as with what’s happening in permaculture education in the main Permaculture Community Hub Activity Feed (think of it as our own permaculture social media newsfeed with PTT and other activities all in one place).

If you are not already a member of the PAB, your course fee will include a discounted 1 year membership. 

The Permaculture Association of Britain is working to radically and positively change the way we live in the UK and actively supports a worldwide movement.

Our aim is to help educate, network, support and redesign all aspects of our daily lives to transform ourselves, our communities and our landscapes according to the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.

We hope to see you online in April!