Miles Durand Permaculture
Tasman Ecovillage | Nubeena, Tasmania

About Miles Durand

Miles Durand in Lesotho

Miles Durand has a history of horticulture, permaculture design, natural resource management, training and development that began in 1970. Highlights include:

  • Pemaculture Design Certificate (PDC) with Bill Mollison at Stanley, Tasmania in 1983
  • Plant Nursery Manager at Zaytuna Farm, home of the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI)
  • Teaching Permaculture within the TAFE colleges of Western Australia
  • A founding director of the Permaculture Institute of Western Australia
  • A horticulture trainee at Kings Park and Botanical Gardens, Perth Western Australia

Teaching Horticulture:

  • in the Kimberley region of Western Australia
  • in remote and isolated indigenous communities
  • at a number of Western Australian prisons

Permaculture projects in a number of countries including:

  • Jordan
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
  • Lesotho

Involvement in Intentional communities including:

  • Kibbutz Israel
  • Co-housing Fremantle
  • MO Margaret River

Involvement in Ecovillages including:

Participation in International Permaculture Conferences:

  • Nepal
  • Jordan

Other Career Highlights:

Currently writing:

  • Lesotho on the Road Less Travelled
  • Horticulture for Permaculture Designers
  • A Permaculture Designers Field Guide


  • Certificate IV in Natural Resource Management
  • Certificate in Horticulture
  • Diploma in Horticulture
  • Certificate in Permaculture Design
  • Diploma in Permaculture Design
  • Associate Degree in Training and Development