Charles and Jolene are the faces of Terra Perma Design - two Chemical Engineers who have turned their brains and passions towards teaching sustainable gardening, ecological and Permaculture Design and eco-living in Perth.
Terra Perma Design (ABN: 77119779590) is a Permaculture business based in Perth, Western Australia. Our personal and business aim is to educate WA's folks, both urban and rural, in Permaculture design and sustainable living by running the 72 hour life changing Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) and 2-3 hour special interest sustainable living workshops.
We run sustainable living, gardening & home design workshops for councils, community gardens and whenever we have a spare weekend. See some of our topics on our workshops tab.
You can request a workshop, a design consult or help with a private or community Permaculture project. We do our best to accommodate individual requirements - Just Ask!
Terra Perma was set up in 2010 by Tash and Tod who handed over the reigns to the prominent Perth Permie Charles Otway and his wife Jolene in 2014 to again make it a small family business.
Education is our focus (rather than us designing your gardens), as we prefer to teach you how to create your own unique Permaculture systems and lifestyle, and mentor that evolution over time (as required). When designing a detailed Permaculture system for someone, there is a risk that the home owner won't understand the concepts and thus can't manage the system. Educating and mentoring the home owner to ensure they have the ability to evolve with their design is as integral to our work as the design itself.
Charles Otway is a passionate edible plant garden designer. Growing up in Pemberton on small farm Permaculture rootstock, he has seen, applied and eaten through much of the theory and techniques Permaculture has to offer. He is a fully qualified trainer and experienced sustainability and food garden designer. More recently he has moved into farm design and Regenerative Agriculture consultation with a return to family farms in Pemberton in 2018.