Permaculture Magazine Award 2022

Permaculture Magazine
Thursday, 21st April 2022

The Permaculture Magazine Award is now in its fifth year, with £30,000 to be awarded between three different prizes, each celebrating people and projects, from anywhere in the world, who are using permaculture to regenerate landscapes, economies and the lives of local people. Do you know a project or person who should apply? It could be you!

Permaculture Magazine is delighted to announce the fifth year of the Permaculture Magazine Award.

£30,000 will be shared between three prizes: Permaculture Magazine Award; Permaculture Prize sponsored by Lush Spring Prize and the Youth in Permaculture Prize sponsored by Ethos Foundation and Abundant Earth Foundation.

All three prizes aim to support and celebrate worldwide projects that are transforming their communities and regenerating habitats. The prizes will be judged by our prestigious panel of international judges.

The applications open Saturday 30th April 2022 and will be closed Sunday 12th June 2022, 23:59 GMT.

The winners of all three prizes will be announced in the pages of PM114, published 31st October 2022 and articles on these projects will be featured in following issues. 

Permaculture Magazine Award


The £15,000 Permaculture Magazine Award is open to established projects over three-years-old, and past applicants may reapply.

Eligibility guidelines

 We encourage entries from anywhere in the world.

 The closing date for entries is 12th June 2022, 23:59 GMT. Your entry must have been received by this date!

 Organisations may only submit one application.

 Prizes are for ongoing work (not as a reward for past work).

 If offered a prize, recipients must:

* Prepare information on the winning project for the awards announcement
* Fill in an evaluation form 10 months from the award being given
* Support the PR and outreach activity for the prize.

Permaculture Magazine is looking for permaculture projects that are: 

*          Regenerating damaged land
*          Enhancing habitat and biodiversity
*          Helping people to gain practical and community skills
*          Adding value to produce and developing local economies
*          Building community, creating social glue and greater economic resilience
*          Modelling new ways of cooperating and new cultural paradigms

Permaculture Magazine wants to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design. Any project can apply if it has been functioning for at least three years and has established its place within its community. 

Please tell permaculture projects around the world about the prize. Permaculture Magazine wants to hear from you, highlight your achievements to the world and help you in your next steps! 


About the judges

Andrew Zionts Abrams is a Permaculturist, designer, entrepreneur, teacher, facilitator and philanthropist and perhaps most importantly, an earth steward. Since 2014 Andrew has been a steward of Catalina where he lives on deforested steep slopes in the province of Cádiz, in Andalucia, Spain. Restoring the functionality of the ecosystem, this is a permaculture sanctuary where he’s designed and implemented a zero-runoff water retention landscape and reforestation project. In 2017 Andrew co-founded Abundant Earth Foundation, with a vision of equitable future care within the international Permaculture community. The foundation aims to pool support for grass-roots permaculture initiatives in places where resources are systemically scarce, and a little input can leverage major impact.


Anthony Rodale, a photographer, advocate for sustainability, and endurance athlete, has spent years travelling the world visiting sustainable, and organic farms, learning about their successful practices in soil regeneration, crop production, plant diversity, carbon sequestration, economic viability, food security and community health. This Spring, Anthony will be taking on a new leadership role as Board Chair for the Sustainable Food Trust. He has been President of the Sustainable Food Alliance since 2011. Before that served on other Boards such as the Rainforest Alliance, Friends of the Soil Association, and Board Chair of the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. In 1996 completed the Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison.

©Benedict Evans

John D. Liu is a renowned filmmaker. He made the documentaries Green Gold, Prix Italia award winner, and Hope in a Changing Climate, named the best ecological film at the International Wildlife Film Festival. He recently founded the Ecosystem retoration Foundation.

©Sam Gracey

Kayode Olafimihan is the chair of the London Permaculture Network. He organises the annual London Permaculture Festival, founded Permablitz London and has established a permaculture LAND project at Cecil Sharp House, headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London.


Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and a Diploma in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe and the United States for 4 years, and has been apprenticing in Germany and Italy at the Arven School for Medicinal Plants, Aromatherapy and Wilderness Wisdom. She is also on the Advisory Board for Abundant Earth Foundation, the sponsors of the Youth in Permaculture Prize.

With her husband James Stark, and in collaboration with Commonweal — a cancer health research and retreat center — Penny co-manages Commonweal Garden, a 17-acre organic and certified salmon-safe farm in Bolinas, California and is also a founding member of the Natural Building Colloquium.


Simon Constantine started his career in perfumery at Lush, a natural progression for a man who was literally brought up on fragrance and beauty products as the son of two of Lush’s co-founders, Mark and Mo Constantine. He is responsible for buying and sourcing the high quality ingredients and raw materials used across all of Lush’s product ranges. He travels the world setting up co-operatives with local people, ensuring consistent quality, quantity and fairtrade. He is a global champion of permaculture.


Rozie Apps is Assistant Editor at Permaculture magazine and Permanent Publications.


Internal judgesMaddy & Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture magazine and Permanent Publications.

Permaculture Prize sponsored by Lush Spring Prize


New for 2022, this £5,000 award is donated and judged by the Lush Spring Prize team, who are looking for examples of inspiring regenerative practices, where projects are increasing the capacity of communities and societies to thrive in harmony with nature and each other.

The Lush Spring Prize is a biennial prize focussed on celebrating regenerative practitioners and organisations around the world, and is happy to offer this special £5,000 Spring Prize award as part of the 2022 Permaculture Magazine Award.


Youth in Permaculture Prize



The £10,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize is being held by Ethos Foundation and sponsored by Abundant Earth Foundation. Now in its fifth year, this prize celebrates and supports young people, 25-years-old and under, who are using permaculture design principles to make positive change within their communities and local environment.