Graham Brookman

Graham Brookman specialised in horticulture at Roseworthy Ag College where he developed a scepticism for exploitative land-use systems and ultimately adopted a certified organic approach.

He and his wife Annemarie have created a sustainable home on their 20 hectare, permaculture property, The Food Forest, in Adelaide, which attracts thousands of visitors, including many students and interns. It produces 150 varieties of food & wine and is the Australia’s largest grower of certified organic pistachios.

Graham and Annemarie have been demonstrating the practical results of well-designed,  low-input, homes, gardens, water systems and energy capture for 25 years.

They have taught permaculture design at community, TAFE and higher education level , and collaborate with all three SA universities as well as CQUni, the first accredited higher education in the World to offer permaculture programs

Graham was a founder of the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market and the Gawler Environment Centre

He and Annemarie have been busy restoring the local ecosystem along the Gawler River, caring for aquifers critical to the future of food production based on underground water, and striving for environmentally sensible planning decisions through local, state and federal governments.