George is one of latest trainers here at PSI. George is local here and brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise that will assist future students. George has excellent people and communication skills and is a very fine trainer. He has completed the intensive Introduction to Permaculture with PSI

 and the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC). George b

rings with him lots of knowledge about permaculture but specializes in social permaculture – business, financial and economic systems; community and community living and much more – something many permies could benefit from. He is in the process of permascaping his

 challenging site and is the local permaculture group convener. George is also a published writer and creative artist and is able to teach in a visually creative way. He is also assisting with the development of his sister’s permaculture property and business where together they will be teaching a range of permaculture courses for adults and the first Permaculture for Kids courses. In George’s words:


“I started my Permaculture journey, partly by accident, when I tagged along with my sister to do the Intro Course at Permaculture Sydney Institute with Penny in 2015. It blew me away, the logic and practicality of the Permaculture framework made sense immediately. I have always had an interest in gardening, food and resource self-sufficiency; now I had a tried and tested method which I could use to pull it all together. The Intro Course was great, but I needed more detail so in 2017 I completed my PDC, also at Permaculture Sydney Institute. I am implementing a design on our steep site at Gunderman on the Hawkesbury River (One Tree Reach Permaculture) and helping my sister to develop her property in The Hunter Valley (Elaringai Permaculture), into a demonstration site where we plan to run courses. I enjoy being part of the PSI family at Bandusia and I’m helping to establish a local group, called Permaculture Two Rivers, which is aiming to bring Permaculture into our local community. I am also writing a book on Steep Site Permaculture.”


– George Gilmour