Darren J. Doherty has extensive experience across the world in Permaculture project design, development & management. A career-long focus on the profitable retrofit of broadacre landscapes has seen Darren acclaimed as a pioneer in this important & often overlooked field. He is a Certified Whole Farm Planner (University of Melbourne), Approved Keyline® Designer, Accredited Permaculture Trainer (APT®) & Certified in Workplace Training & Assessment and formerly a Registered Teacher of the ‘The Permaculture Institute’ (teacher registration system ceased in March of 2010).
Darren grew up on a Keyline designed farm in the Bendigo district of Victoria, Australia where his family have been since the early 1850’s and is now recognised around the world as being a leading figure in the Regenerative Agriculture movement. In 1993 Darren and his wife Lisa Heenan founded Australia Felix Permaculture, a broadacre farm planning and development business. Darren has been involved in the design & development of over 1300, mostly broadacre projects across 5 continents in 41 countries, ranging from 1 million hectare cattle stations in Australia’s Kimberly region to 110,000 acre Estancia’s in Patagonia, EcoVillage developments in Tasmania to Public:Private R&D Agroforestry & Education Projects in Viet Nam, Family farms across the globe with a range of private, corporate, government & non-profit clients. A true ‘integrationalist’, Darren has more recently been the originator of the Keyline® Design, Carbon Farming, Carbon Economy & Regenerative Agriculture (RegenAG®) course series across Europe, North America & Oceania. This wide experience has created an international reputation of achievement plus and enviable & expansive network that integrates many disciplines. Darren and Lisa also have a property, ‘Dehesa Felix’, outside of Bendigo which they are developing as a RegenAG training facility.
Darren's website: http://www.permaculture.biz