Kate Tirion

Kate Tirion grew up on a small farm in West Wales. She attended the Center for AgroEcology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California at Santa Cruz where she was certified in Eco-Horticulture. Since 1990, Kate has applied permaculture principles in a diverse array of climate zones and scales throughout the Western hemisphere. She began teaching permaculture in 1994.

Kate Tirion

Since 2005, Kate has overseen the development of Deep Dirt Farm Institute, a 34-acre teaching center near Patagonia, AZ. What was once a heavily grazed, eroded grassland is now a productive, resilient eco-system that inspires students and volunteers from throughout the world through workshops and internships that support regional habitat development and restoration. 

Today, Kate Tirion is a renowned permaculturist with over 25 years of experience in permaculture design and teaching.