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Rick Coleman, Project Manager, of Southern Cross Permaculture Institute has been actively involved in permaculture application and education since 1990. In 2014 SCPI is taking a break from running PDC courses on site but Rick is still available for consultancies, overseas projects and training within Australia.

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We are internationally recognised permaculture teachers and consult for a range of organisations, both in Australia and overseas. We teach Permaculture Design Certificate courses on our Permaculture property in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

We run tours of our property by appointment, and conduct design consultancies for clients ranging from pre purchase assessments to sustainable property development plans for individuals and organizations.

With extensive experience in permaculture project development on every continent, Rick and Naomi are well placed to assist your organisation in identifying key priorities for a more effective and sustainable approach to a range of projects.

We specialise in assessment of community needs and resources, education of project field workers and members of indigenous communities, and design and implementation of sustainable solutions to a range of global problems.

Volunteers and Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOFers) are an important part of our property development. www.wwoof.com.au





Our Mission Statement:

Consulting in community and resource development, and repairing damaged landscapes through sustainable permaculture design, education and implementation


Rwanda Permaculture Project 2013

Rick completed an initial consultancy in Rwanda developing PDC training for a food security project for 38000 people. He is heading back there today to complete follow up training, including teacher training for future sustainability.

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