About The Teachers
With a background in fine arts and community development, Sabina holds a certificate in Permaculture and Ecovillage Design from Lost Valley in Oregon, USA and has worked and studied with several community and permaculture initiatives in SE-Asia, Australia, Europe and the USA. She is the founder of Embun Pagi, Malaysia’s first Permaculture Education & Demonstration site, and has organised and taught in several Permaculture Design Courses and workshops.
Janet Millington is an experienced Permaculture designer and teacher. M.Ed.C.A., Grad. Dip Ed., Dip Permaculture Design and Diploma Permaculture. Involvement with Permaculture began when Janet developed Environmental Study Programs in schools in south-west Sydney in the late seventies. This work led to the study and implementation of Permaculture solutions in the early eighties. Although working in Permaculture from “Permaculture One and Two” and the “Designer’ Manual”, she did her first course with Geoff Lawton in 1995 and then one with Bill Mollison in 1997.
Janet and Mick Millington have designed and implemented a Permaculture design on their 35 acre property, incorporating Bamboo plantation and Farm Forestry. The property has a productive home garden, small animal systems, orchard, food forest as well as restoration of riparian zones. Permaculture courses have been run from the farm in Eumundi for the past ten years.
Janet has been a director of both the Permaculture Institute and Permaculture International and a committee member of Permaculture Noosa. She co-founded the Sunshine Coast Energy Action Centre with Sonya Wallace and is very active in the Transition Towns Movement.
Janet wrote “Outdoor Classrooms…A Handbook for School Gardens”, with Carolyn Nuttall and presents seminars to teachers wishing to set up and fully utilize a school garden in the curriculum.