Tania Brookes – 2021 Life Member

At the 2021 AGM, Permaculture Tasmania announced Tania Brookes as one of this years new Life Members in recognition of her outstanding contribution to permaculture in Tasmania. Congratulations Tania!

An inspirational indigenous Maori woman and Elder, Tania has been a very active permie for many years, based in Devonport. She is a highly effective community organiser, teacher and activist who always brings her indigenous worldview into her life’s work in NW Tasmania. She is a wonderful role model for a permaculture way of life, bringing the principles and ethics into all she does. Tania is a facilitator with Gentle Footprints Permaculture in Launceston and teaches Introduction to Permaculture courses and other permaculture workshops and other short courses through various community grassroots organisations in the northwest.

Tania is the Tasmanian convenor of the Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTs) and the national co Administrator for the Community Exchange System in Australia (CES).  Tania is passionate about community currencies and alternative economics incorporating community building and resilience and social permaculture.  Tania instigated the concept of Seed Banks for northwest Tasmania and with assistance from local volunteers established two Seed Banks/Libraries at Live Well Tasmania in Wynyard  and the RESEED Centre in Penguin.  She has worked on many permaculture related projects including a local seed saving network, CENTS trading days and was an initiator of the ongoing permaculture design for the Oldina Community Farm. Tania works on the “edge effect” teaching community organisations around sustainability initiatives.

Tania also has published and broadcast/podcast about the importance of permaculture.

Read about our other amazing Life Members announced for 2021 here.