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 (Sweden), Permaculture Designer, educator, diploma holder and mentor. Facilitating diploma apprentices since 2018. A Human Ecologist in soul, soil lover by heart, and a low-tech DIY proponent by hand. Sociocracy trainer & consultant, and Educative Systems Designer by heart. Regenerative Farmer and Alley Cropping Communal Grower at home with his family and network in Vånga, Sweden. “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 and diploma holder since 2017. Biologist, facilitator, lecturer and educator. Self-sufficient Regenerative Agroforestry Farmer, and author of Permakulturhaven og Mad med Flerårige Grøntsager. Diploma mentor since 2019. Owner of Permakulturhaven og co-owner of the LAND center “Permakulturhaven Myrrhis” together with her husband Tycho Holcomb.