Robina is a New Zealander who also identifies herself as a planetary citizen. She is co-founder / resident / trustee of Tui Land Trust & Community and founder / trustee of the Institute for Earthcare Education Aotearoa. She is a state and Steiner-trained primary school teacher, and has a Permaculture Diploma in Trusteeship, Media and Education, and qualifications in Seed Technology.
For three decades Robina has been engaged in broadscale community development, and for the past 18 years in permaculture design and teaching, organic growing, the development of environmental education resources and the creation of participatory processes for decision making and collective action. She has taught and applied these powerful community-building methods with households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages and bioregions, in Aotearoa / New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, Brazil and USA.
Robina was the originator / coordinator of Golden Bay's 'PLANET Organic', a year-long vocational training in community-scale sustainable landuse design, management & facilitation. Throughout her life, she has worked with minimal resources to bring about significant changes in the lives of people, their communities and their environment. Consequently, human capacity building is one of Robina's special skills - inspiring, guiding and offering specific tools and techniques for people to access their gifts, develop their potential, build their resourcefulness, and live their dreams.