|Born||10 December 1954
Geoff Lawton is a permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. Since 1995 he has specialized in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, administration and community development.
Since 1985, Lawton has undertaken a large number of jobs consulting, designing, teaching and implementing in over thirty countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-governmental organizations and multinational companies.
Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating educational demonstration sites. He has currently educated over 6,000 students in permaculture worldwide. Lawton's 'master plan' is to see aid projects being replicated as fast as possible to help ameliorate the growing food and water crisis.
Lawton is good friends with John Dennis Liu, a Chinese-American film-maker and ecologist who documented large scale ecological recovery in the Loess plateau, China after a government project set to rehabilitate an area the size of Belgium. Lawton appears in Liu's documentary Hope In a Changing Climate.
- Brick & Tile Permaculture, Permaculture International Journal
- The Sleeping Jaguar (co-author), Permaculture International Journal
- Ecuador (co-author), Permaculture International Journal
- Permaculture Aid in the Balkans, Permaculture International Journal
- Future Food Security, Green Connections
- Harvesting Water the Permaculture Way (2007)
- Establishing a Food Forest (2008)
- Introduction to Permaculture Design (2009)
- Greening The Desert II (2009)
- Permaculture Soils (2010)
- Urban Permaculture (2011)
- Geoff Lawton at the Internet Movie Database
- Greening the Desert - Dramatic example of permaculture at work, as implemented by Geoff Lawton.
- Greening the Desert II - the follow-up to the above project.
- Permaculture Master Plan - Permaculture Centers Worldwide.
- Video Tour of Geoff Lawton's Zaytuna Farm (Apr/May 2012)
- Video Tour of Geoff Lawton's Zaytuna Farm (Mar/Apr 2013)
Permaculture Research Institutes
- The Permaculture Research Institute
- The Permaculture Research Institute of Arabia
- Permaculture Research Institute Chile
- The Permaculture Research Institute of Greece
- Permaculture Research Institute of Jordan
- The Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast
- The Permaculture Research Institute of Turkey
- Permaculture Research Institute USA