Annaliese Hordern

is a passionate Permaculture, sustainability and community development educator, with a strong focus on Ethnobotanical research. She strives to evolve the Permaculture Design Course curriculum and advanced classes so that it inspires participants toward personal and global change.

Annaliese has undertaken numerous advanced Permaculture trainings around the globe, documenting Permaculture pioneers and next generation practitioners. She has visited and lived on many Eco-communities demonstrating inspiring examples of sustainability – infusing these influences into her transformative education programs through Symbiotic Nature and into a one acre Permaculture property on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

Annaliese holds a degree in Environmental Resource Management, a Diploma of Permaculture and has served as a director of Permaculture Australia for 3 years. Her extensive plant knowledge extends from Peruvian Amazon Rainforest species to plant fibre weaving, self taught herbalism and Propagator of plants at Green Harvest Organic Gardening, Australia’s premier supplier of edible, rare and useful plants.

I have received inspiration teachings from

  • Rosemary Morrow – Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute
  • David Holmgren – Co-founder of Permaculture
  • Robyn Francis – Permaculture College Australia
  • Robina McCurdy – Earth Care Education, Aotearoa
  • Robin Clayfield – EarthCare Education, Crystal Waters
  • Gary Williams – Waterscape, Aotearoa
  • Geoff Lawton – Permaculture Research Institute
  • Douglas Bullock & Sam Bullock, Bullocks Homestead Orcas Island, USA
  • Dave Boehnlien & Paul Kernsley Terra Phoenix Design
  • Virginia Solomon – Little Apple Trees
  • Beck Lowe – Tread Lightly Permaculture
  • Looby Macnamara – Applewood, UK
  • Starhawk
  • Joanna Macey – The Work that Reconnects
  • John Seed – Deep Ecology
  • Nick Ritar – Milkwood
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