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PDC Permaculture Teachers.

Russell Manning BSc

Russell was born in the UK and now lives in Colombia on his farm named Love Grows. He has taught permaculture design courses to hundreds of people at his farm and school Love Grows.

Russell has a degree in Plant Biology, and trained under Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture research Institute to obtain his Permaculture Design Certificate PDC. Russell is a registered teacher of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) Headed by Geoff Lawton

LInk to Russell's Profile on the PRI Global website.


Russell believes that Permaculture should be taught in schools alongside main stream topics like language and Maths. In his opinion Permaculture as a design science holds the secrets to a sustainable regenerative future across our planet. His hobbies include, bird watching and medicinal plants. His full time activities are being a parent, a farmer and a teacher.

Chris Hill

Chris was born in Wales UK, has worked with wood Since he was 13 years old, he studied engineering in the UK, and went to Spain at the age of 17 and since then speaks Spanish, he likes working with natural materials such as wood, stone & mud and also works with metal. He loves mechanics, electrical & solar installations, gardening, good music and Latin life. He left his country almost 20 years ago to travel in a truck with his NoBorderSoundSystem project and his NGO Syndrome Aktif. He travelled from Europe to Colombia with his project, bringing art, music & fun to the communities he found on his road. Today he lives on his land with his wife and daughter creating the dream of the "Finca sin Fronteras". A live school, it is dedicated to sustainable life, organic farming and permaculture in all its aspects. This man can turn his hand to almost anything, a jack of all trades, he loves to learn and his main goal is to change the way of life we live.