Permaculture Educators Guild


PEG is a group of permaculture educators set up by Permaculture in New Zealand for the furtherance of permaculture education in the bioregions of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


To promote and facilitate permaculture education in Aotearoa/New Zealand by encouraging and networking:

The teaching of Permaculture Design Courses (PDCs)

Teacher training and the sharing of teaching resources and materials

The sharing of information about design projects and programmes that demonstrate permaculture in action

The sharing of information about activities and properties that demonstrate the principles of permaculture

Advanced permaculture study and research, including the sharing of knowledge and practices of other places and bioregions

The reviewing of permaculture diplomas

The reviewing of PDC teachers to award Teacher Affiliation to PiNZ



To provide a forum for the exchange of teaching materials and information on courses and educational activities

 To facilitate teacher training for permaculture teachers

 To facilitate the exchange of information on permaculture design projects and programmes in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and elsewhere

To promote permaculture study and research

To promote and manage the awarding of Permaculture Diplomas in Aotearoa/New Zealand

To promote and manage the awarding of Teacher Affiliation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 





 Membership of PEG

Any PiNZ Affiliated Permaculture Teacher may be a member of PEG and by actively participating in the PEG Loomio group. Membership implies acceptance of the objectives of PEG, and a willingness to act for the furtherance of these objectives. 


Decisions are made using a PEG Loomio Group where members correspond, discuss and exchange ideas. There is a Co-ordinator (Dee Turner), and she is responsible for posting diploma and teacher affiliation applications onto Loomio, although other members may also do this. The PEG members usually meet face to face at the National Permaculture Hui every year.   

PEG maintains a register of mentors available for the coaching or mentoring of Diploma candidates. 


PEG maintain a register of all Diploma Holders and Affiliated Teachers for Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

If you have any issues or questions relating to permaculture education in Aotearoa New Zealand (apart from questions about course availability, in which case see the events listings) please contact the PEG coordinator Dee Turner -

Find out more about becoming an AFFILIATED TEACHER