Peter Bane published Permaculture Activist magazine for over 20 years and has taught permaculture design widely in the temperate and tropical Americas. Author of The Permaculture Handbook, he is a native of the Illinois prairie whose interest in good food and simple living led him to become a writer and teacher of permaculture design. Peter serves as Executive Director of PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America). He is also a co-founder of the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, a regional hub in the PINA network. A prolific writer in journals and collections on forestry, building and all things sustainable, he consults for universities and municipal governments as well as for private landowners.
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