Lachlan McKenzie (Dip. Permaculture) has been immersed in permaculture since completing his PDC in 1994 in South Australia. After many years practicing and designing, Lachlan completed several advanced permaculture courses and a 9 month internship at Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Centre. His permaculture adventures took him to Timor-Leste in 2001 working for 5 years with Timorese NGO Permatil and consulting for International NGOs providing trainings (including PDCs), writing curriculums, developing work plans, creating educational materials and demonstration sites. This culminated in co-writing and producing the Permaculture Guidebook from Timor-Leste in three languages. An accompanying bi-lingual Permaculture Facilitator’s Handbook and permaculture educational DVD were created working with IDEP Foundation in Bali and post-tsunami Aceh, Indonesia.
From 2008 – 2015 Lachlan worked in Darwin and the NT, with school gardens, community gardens and teaching permaculture courses. He is just back from two years in UK, France and Portugal, volunteering with Permaculture Association Britain and helping with with many projects and courses. He is a founding member of the International Permaculture Education Network (IPEN) project, involved with CoLab and co-author/co-manager for the new Tropical Permaculture Guidebook. Now returned to SA and his dry-land roots, Lachlan is very happy to be back and looking forward to the next steps!