Colleagues & Partners

The following are colleagues who frequently collaborate with Toby Hemenway on educational and other projects:

Larry SantoyoLarry Santoyo is the director of Earthflow Design Works and an ecological designer, land use planner and business consultant. He is among the most experienced Permaculture designers and educators in the US and has taught environmental design at colleges and universities nationwide including UC Berkeley and California State PolyTechnic University. For over twenty years, L. Santoyo has assisted private individuals in the design and construction of “Home Ecosystems” and has assisted companies in developing industrial ecologies and sustainable business practices. He is also Vice President of the Permaculture Institute (USA), and Co-director of The Terra Foundation.

Scott PittmanScott Pittman is the director of The Permaculture Institute (USA). He has taught permaculture since 1985 in over 18 countries on four continents, many of those courses with permaculture co-founder Bill Mollison. He has worked with people of different cultures and backgrounds, from indigenous tribes in South America to corporate teams in Equatorial Guinea. Over the years he trained thousands of students, counting now at least 5 generations of instructors that received training from him. Scott is known for his foundational work in establishing permaculture movement in the US Southwest, for which he received a Community Achievement Award from the Permaculture Institute of Australia.

Jude HobbsJude Hobbs is a horticulturist, permaculture designer, and activist. Since 1982, she has provided whole-systems environmental design solutions in urban and rural settings. As an associate with Agro-Ecology Northwest, she works with small-scale farmers and two eco-labeling organizations, Salmon Safe and LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology). Jude has presented Permaculture workshops and courses throughout the West and Hawaii for 17 years, including the Advanced Permaculture Certification Course in Teaching, developing curricula that encompass diverse learning styles. Jude is a co-founder of Cascadia Permaculture Institute. Jude is on the board of the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition, Eugene Permaculture Guild and the University of Oregon’s Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living. She has written the Oregon State University Bulletin (EM: 8721) A Guide to Multi-Functional Hedgerows and the upcoming On-Farm Biodiversity Resource Guide: For Drylands, Uplands & the Maritime Northwest.

MillisonAndrew Millison has been studying, designing, building, and teaching about Permaculture systems since 1996. He is an instructor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, teaching the Permaculture Design Certificate Course. He has taught through other organizations including Prescott College, the Ecosa Institute, and the Cascadia Permaculture Institute. He instructs Advanced Permaculture Courses in Teaching. Andrew spent years running a design and build Permaculture landscape company, Millison Ecological Inc., where he completed large scale and high profile projects. He has worked with ecological wastewater pioneer Dr. John Todd, and with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan on heirloom fruit tree preservation to earn his Master’s degree. Andrew also worked as a draftsman and designer in an ecological landscape architecture office where he completed designs at the commercial, municipal, and residential scales. His recent designs range from 5-25 acres and documentation of his extensive portfolio of hands-on projects, design work, and published articles can be viewed at his website.

Brad LancasterBrad Lancaster is the author of the best-selling, award-winning books Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volumes 1 and 2. Living on an eighth of an acre (0.05 ha) in downtown Tucson, Arizona, where rainfall is less than 12 inches (305 mm) annually, Brad practices what he preaches by harvesting over 100,000 gallons (379,000 liters) of rainwater a year. Brad’s engaging style and entertaining and informative speaking and teaching are in demand, resulting in interviews with National Public Radio, New Dimensions, and Natural Home and Garden, along with presentations and workshops for the Bioneers Convergence, the Green Festival, the Texas Natural Building Colloquium, the New Mexico Xeriscape Conference, organic farming conferences, the U.S. State Department in the Middle East, and more. Brad has taught programs for the ECOSA Institute, Columbia University, University of Arizona, Prescott College, Audubon Expeditions, and many others. He has helped design integrated water harvesting and permaculture systems for homeowners and gardeners, including the Tucson Audubon Simpson Farm restoration site, and the award-winning Milagro and Stone Curves co-housing projects.