At the 2021 AGM, Permaculture Tasmania announced Dr Caroline Smith as one of this years new Life Members in recognition of her outstanding contribution to permaculture in Tasmania. Congratulations Caroline!
Dr Caroline Smith has been involved in permaculture since the 1980s as a teacher, writer and local activist. Caroline obtained her PDC in 1992. She completed her PhD thesis on personal empowerment through learning permaculture (2000). Caroline is Co-editor of book ‘Permaculture Pioneers’ with Kerry Dawborn (2011).
Caroline contributes her knowledge as a volunteer on the northwest coast with RESEED and Live Well Tasmania and is involved in community teaching of permaculture.
Caroline is well published and uses her influence as an educator in the university sector to push the boundaries in mainstream education.
Caroline has been involved in facilitating many permaculture related courses in Victoria and Tasmania. The Tasmanian courses and workshops have been through the RESEED Centre in Penguin, Gentle Footprints Permaculture PDC in Launceston, Community House Introduction to Permaculture in Scottsdale and Live Well Tasmania, where she also volunteers.
Caroline has taught about permaculture in UTAS Diploma of Sustainable Living and is currently involved in developing a proposal for a unit in permaculture in the Diploma.
Caroline has worked in the community and is involved in teaching, writing, community seed banks and CENTS. She is caring for her 2-acre property in Penguin growing food and increasing biodiversity. Caroline is also a wonderful mentor as a permaculture elder and encourages others to adopt permaculture as a lifestyle.
Read about our other amazing Life Members announced for 2021 here.