Mentors at Nordic Permaculture Academy

As a diploma apprentice at the NPA, you choose a personal mentor from the list below.

All mentors are highly qualified facilitators and Permaculture diploma holders. They all have many years of Permaculture practice.

We’re all looking forward to follow you in your diploma process.

The founders:

Cathrine Dolleris (Denmark), Permaculture Diplomate and Assessment Tutor (in the British diploma system), since 2014. PDC educator and facilitator of international Teachers Trainings for Permaculture. International coordinator for education and Erasmus+ and the LAND network. M.Sc. in Geography. Owner of GeoLiv og LAND center “Kattekærhus” på Orø.

Andreas Jonsson (Sverige), Permakultur Designer, Underviser, Diplomholder og vejleder. “A Human Ecologist in his soul”. Elsker jorden og er en “fanatic of DIY-solutions”. Sociokrati træner, konsultant and Educative Systems Designer by heart. Regenerative Farmer og Alley Cropping Communal Grower der hjemme sammen med hans familie og netværk i Vånga, Sverige. “Give me any system and you got my attention“.

Working Member:

Alessandro Ardovini (Sweden – Italy/Spain), Permaculture Designer and teacher since 2011. Diploma holder with the Spanish Academia de Permacultura Íbera (AcaPI) since 2017. He is a co-founder of AcaPI and a developer of visual didactic material. He has also co-written, in Spanish, The Wheel – An Il·lusrated Permaculture Novel·l in a Solarpunk Fashion.
He moved to Sweden in September 2022 and is a board member of Permakultur i Skåne.

Mission Circle Member (apart from founders):

Alfred Decker is an award-winning permaculture designer, a certified educator with the Permaculture Association of Britain, and one of Europe’s leading and innovative permaculture educators. Since his first PDC in 1998 in California, Alfred has been involved with social movements and projects throughout Europe and the Americas. He is the founder of the 12P Permaculture Design consultancy and Permacultura Barcelona; is a co-founder of the Spanish Permaculture Academy (Academia de Permacultura Íbera); and was a member of the European Permaculture Teachers Partnership and the Permaculture Council of Europe. His current passion and focus is how permaculture can be useful to refugees and migrants, and how permaculture education can be designed for them as learners…and how they in turn can best share their valuable knowledge and experience with others. 

Former Members:

Karoline Nolsø Aaen (Danmark), Permakultur Designer og diplomholder siden 2017. Biolog, facilitator, foredragsholder, underviser, Regenerative Agroforestry Farmer, selvforsyner og forfatter til Permakulturhaven og Mad med Flerårige Grøntsager. Diplomvejleder siden 2019. Indehaver af firmaet Permakulturhaven og medejer af LAND centeret “Permakulturhaven Myrrhis” med sin mand Tycho Holcomb.