Sean Dembrosky is the owner and operator of Edible Acres, a popular youtube channel which doubles as a permaculture nursery and forest farm research space. He focuses on ways to grow food with human scale earth working and low technology solutions.
Allan Savory has spent his life researching and finding solutions for the desertification of the world’s grasslands. His methodology, Holistic Management, provides a framework for managing the complexities of the living world, while utilizing a grazing planning procedure that regenerates grasslands and can reverse desertification. His book, "Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment" describes his effort to find workable solutions ordinary people could implement to overcome many of the problems besetting communities and businesses today.
Ben Falk is the author of the award-winning book the Resilient Farm and Homestead. He developed Whole Systems Design as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben’s integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings.
Bryant Redhawk holds a PHD in Microbiology and is best known for his Soil Science Series on permies.com. These articles explain the importance of healthy soil microbiology to having a thriving garden ecosystem, and give specific advice on how to apply this knowledge to your garden. He and his wife live on 15+ acres in the woods, where they continue their own research both in Agriculture and soils with the hope to make the world more like it used to be, before mankind began screwing up the Earth Mother.
Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. He is co-owner of Polyface Farms, which producing meat he describes as "beyond organic", and are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. He has been featured in news stories, books, conferences, and documentaries showcasing his regenerative agriculture through rotational grazing.
Rosemary Morrow is one of the pioneering women in permaculture: for almost 40 years she has worked extensively with farmers, villagers and refugees. She is known and appreciated for her pragmatic and effective approach to creating permaculture systems across a very broad range of environments, such in SE Asia, the Middle East, India and, East Africa. She focuses on taking permaculture to communities who wouldn't normally have access to it and how to meet needs, with abundance, for water and food security, and successful sustainable farming models, no matter the situation
Toby Hemenway was an American author and educator who wrote extensively on permaculture and ecological issues. He was the author of "Gaia's Garden" and "Permaculture City." Gaia's Garden is an affordable, accessible, informative introduction to permaculture, and is usually the first book people read on the subject. Through his books, lectures, and magazine, he brought ecological design and sustainable culture to a large segment of society.
Willie Smits is a forestry engineer, microbiologist, conservationist, animal activist and social entrepreneur. For over thirty years Smits has been working for reforestation and the conservation of endangered primate species such as the orangutan. He is currently using sustainable agriculture, reforestation, and forest monitoring to reforest more than 500,000 acres of degraded tropical rainforest.
Paul Wheaton is a powerful advocate of permaculture. He was dubbed the Duke of Permaculture by both Geoff Lwaton and Sepp Holzer, and The Bad Boy of Permcaulture by Occupy Monsanto. Paul is the owner of permies.com, coderanch.com, richsoil.com, and Wheaton Labs. He has produced over 400 podcasts, a multitude of youtube videos and multiple DVDs, has presented at over 100 events around the US, and has written dozens of articles and a book. The events he hosts at his property, Wheaton Labs, have resulted in rocket stoves and ovens, massive earthworks, solar dehydrators and and many other permaculture innovations.
Geoff Lawtonis a permaculture, farmer, film maker, designer, consultant, educator and aid worker, for over 30 years has specialized in permaculture education, design, implementation, system establishment, administration and community development. Lawton's aim is to establish self-replicating education demonstration community share project sites and he has educated over 25,000 students in Permaculture worldwide.
Sepp Holzer is a farmer and author of several books who works nationally as permaculture-activist in the established agricultural industry, and works internationally as adviser for ecological agriculture. He specializes in cold climate and desert permaculture, especially at high-latitudes and steep slopes, utilizing hugelkultur and earthworks to create productive land from that which was previously considered "unfarmable."
Bill Mollison is considered to be the Father of Permaculture. Mollison not only coined the term "permaculture," he wrote the the permaculture bible, titled "Permaculture - A Designer's Manual," and also founded the The Permaculture Institute in Tasmania. As a researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist, he spent decades of his life devoted to understanding, teaching, and furthering permaculture around the world.