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Who is Wayne Weiseman?

Wayne Weisman by Jack PiattTeacher, Designer, Consultant, Author…

Wayne Weiseman is a Permaculture teacher, designer,  consultant and author. He lives in Carbondale, Illinois with his wife, Frances and daughter, Halima.  He was certified to teach Permaculture by Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, and is recognized by the Worldwide Permaculture Network as an instructor of the Permaculture Design Certificate Course. Mr. Weiseman is certified by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to teach continuing education in Permaculture to licensed architects and landscape architects. Wayne has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Certificate courses and advanced work, lectured and consulted internationally for many years. His design portfolio includes numerous master plans for various clients.

Wayne has worked as a schoolteacher and as a consultant to educators and administrators in curriculum and professional development. As a primitive wilderness instructor, he relies on observation techniques and a thorough understanding of the natural world to ply his trade. He has worked extensively with corporate executives in the art of team building, and the application of ideas in business and life developed through the observation of the cycles and connections found in the natural world. He has worked as a builder and contractor, herbalist, renewable energy expert, and farmer for the past thirty years. For many years Wayne managed a land-based, self-reliant community project combining organic crop/food production, ecologically-built shelter, renewable energy and appropriate technologies.

Wayne is the founder and director of The Permaculture Project LLC, a full-service, design, consulting and educational business that promotes eco-agriculture, renewable energy resources and eco-construction methods. He is a former member of the board of Permaculture Institute North America (PINA), a national certifying organization for Permaculture designers and educators.


Wayne is a co-author of an authoritative book on integrated forest gardening and plant guilds that was published in August, 2014. If you are interested in obtaining a signed copy of the book, please contact Wayne at The Permaculture Project ( Contact Us) and he will sell you one directly for just $35 plus shipping.

The book is also available on Amazon at this link:  Integrated Forest Gardening: The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems. The book is also available through it’s publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing – IFG.  If you are interested in hosting an event, course, or lecture regarding plant guilds or forest gardening based on this book, please contact Wayne at The Permaculture Project LLC – Contact Us.

Wayne Weiseman and The Permaculture Project LLC can be contacted by emailing [email protected] or calling (618) 713-0537.