Angelo Eliades is presenter, trainer and writer in the areas of sustainable gardening and Permaculture. He is a passionate forest gardening advocate, and has a thriving demonstration Permaculture food forest garden in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs which he regularly opens to the public. His garden won the Darebin Sustainability Award – House & Garden category in 2013, and was featured in the prestigious Open Gardens Australia event in 2014 and 2015.
With over a decade and a half of experience in organic gardening, his specialty is designing and building food forests – sustainable intensive food production systems which utilize ecologically-based design principles for maximum productivity, minimum work and natural pest and weed control.
As qualified workplace trainer and former technical writer in the corporate world, Angelo writes training materials and runs workshops for local governments, community groups and other organisations.
Being actively involved in the gardening industry, Angelo works part-time as a horticulturist in a large retail garden nursery as their permaculture and produce gardening specialist. He also works for a sustainable gardening not-for-profit organisation as the editor of their garden industry newsletter, and as a presenter developing training materials for gardening professionals.
In his work as an urban agriculture pioneer, Angelo designed and built Melbourne’s first demonstration backyard food forest garden in 2009, which achieved the production equivalent of over 14 tonnes per acre, far exceeding the production of rural farms many times over. His work is featured in the documentary film “Fair Food” and in the “Urban Permaculture” DVD by world leading Permaculture designer Geoff Lawton. Angelo Eliades is also a contributing author of the book “Fair Food: Stories from a Movement Changing the World” published in 2015 by Queensland University Press. Currently, Angelo Eliades writes for Good Organic Gardening Australia magazine, where he commenced as their permaculture writer in 2018.
When he is not consulting, teaching, working in the retail garden nursery industry, writing magazine articles or enjoying time in his own garden, he supports community gardening projects as a technical advisor, and runs the educational sustainable gardening website Deep Green Permaculture – http://deepgreenpermaculture.com/ – an international information resource with worldwide readership which has reached millions of people to date!
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This site was inspired by my Permaculture teachers, Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs. It was a privilege to study the PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) with them September-October 2008 at Trinity College, Melbourne University. They really demonstrated what a difference one person’s work can make in the world.
Special thanks to Merian Ellis, the journalist who interviewed me about my garden project, and got me started in collating all the material to put this site together.
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