My name is Nicola and I have been a teacher for eighteen years. I received my PDC with Lucy Legan and Andre Soares at IPEC in Brazil in 2010 and was so excited I decided to become a permaculture teacher, training with Rosemary Morrow at Zaytuna Farm in 2011. I was president of Waru Community Gardens in Yeppoon for five years and have spent the last three years teaching children about gardening and environmental restorative practices at a community school in Nimbin.
I take an autoethnographic approach to permaculture, embedding the design process, ethics and principles in my everyday life. I include philosophy and feng shui in my design courses and aim to facilitate a shift from an egocentric to an ecocentric consciousness. I presented at Rainbow Serpent in 2019. At heart I'm not so much a gardener as a guardian of the earth!