Andrew Millison has been studying, teaching and practicing Permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He started teaching Permaculture at the college level in 2001, and has been an instructor at OSU in the Horticulture Department since 2009. Andrew currently teaches the for-credit courses Permaculture Design Course (Hort 285) and the Advanced Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience (Hort 485) at OSU, on campus and online.
Andrew teaches non-credit courses for the general public as well, including the:
- Free Introduction to Permaculture Massive Open Online Course
- Free Permaculture Water Design: Drought Proofing Farms open source module
- Permaculture Design Certificate Course
- Advanced Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience
Andrew also has produced two open source textbooks for his courses that are freely available:
Andrew first learned Permaculture in the drylands, where he studied at Prescott College for his undergraduate and Master’s degrees.
In Arizona, his focus was on rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, and desert agriculture. He started a Permaculture landscape design and build company, and also worked in an ecologically-based Landscape Architecture firm. In recent years, Andrew’s focus has been more on broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, and obtaining water rights. In 2015 he founded Permaculture Design International, a collaborative design firm for working on large scale projects globally. Andrew brings his rich experience of designing and building his own and clients’ projects for nearly 20 years to his teaching, and seeks to impart real world experience to his students.
Andrew is a permaculture diploma holder from the Permaculture Institute of North America.