Jemma Findley - Educator Profile

Hi, I'm Jemma Findley (Dixon), the education network coordinator.  I'm not an educator, but I work on the reach of permaculture education. 
I support and facilitate the educator's network and help it reach its full potential. 
My background is in psychology and communication, and I have particular interests in communicating and facilitating change. I feel quite passionately about widening the reach of permaculture, especially into areas such as education, mental health, poverty and disability. I think this can be achieved by getting permaculture into mainstream education and its practices used by all communities groups, and I aim to support this to happen. 

To contact me email:


Qualifications and skills


Permaculture Diploma (Ongoing)

RHS Level 2 Horticulture (Ness Botanic Gardens - ongoing) 

Psychological First Aid - John Hopkins University via FutureLearn 

Soil - University of Lancaster via FutureLearn 

Our Hungry Planet - Food Security - University of Reading Via FutureLearn

Permaculture Design Course (2015 -Sector39)

Nutrition Diploma  - Shaw Academy 

AATL 1 year intensive Management Course - City Care Partnership

Change Management 

Talking About Communication 

QCF (NVQ) Level 3 Learning Disabilities Pathway 

British Sign Language Level 2 

Bsc (hons) Psychology Degree - Leeds Becket University 


Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 


My role is to improve access and quality of permaculture education and to work on behalf of our members to grow, animate and cohere the permaculture education network. 

I do this by facilitating certification, working with the education working group and by managing the educators' membership and portal- which if you haven't been in, is a resource for educators, supporting them to network, share resources and improve the quality of their education. It also provides support for education marketing and their learning more generally. 

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 


I also work with the One School One Planet project in Llanfyllin, where I have funded a pilot study getting permaculture into a high school. To discuss this project with me email

Teaching Information

Please contact me for details.