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.
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.