About us

Edge 5 works with local communities and other stakeholders across Asia, Africa and Australia to develop sustainable solutions that address the 21st century challenges of local food security, malnutrition, climate change, degraded landscapes and natural disasters.

The Edge5 team

Edge5’s experienced multi-disciplinary team provides full project design consultancy and delivery. We deliver these services in parallel with training programs, specifically suited to the communities we work in.

Greg Knibbs

Greg is a passionate permaculture designer and teacher and the founder of Edge5 Permaculture. Greg brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of permaculture design, community development and landscape restoration.

Greg has taught alongside the late Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton on their Permaculture Design Certificate course at Trinity College, Melbourne.

He has also been involved with hands-on permaculture workshops with Bill Mollison at his farm in Tasmania and taught advanced permaculture design with David Holmgren.

He was instrumental in setting up the Philippines Permaculture Institute and played a central role in the development of the Ghana Permaculture Institute.

Greg is currently implementing permaculture projects for Communities Assist in Tanzania, ADRA in Cambodia, The Philippines, Myanmar and Rwanda, as well as individually-sponsored programs in India.

Richard Morris

Richard is a New Zealand-born architect, presently practicing in Bangkok. He is also co-founder of Pounamu Bamboo Co. Ltd. A bamboo design and construction company based in Myanmar. Pounamu provides project design and training workshops in sustainable bamboo forestry, bamboo treatment and bamboo construction.

David Spicer

David is a water harvesting and earthworks specialist. He has over 15 years experience in permaculture design and education, with specific expertise in Keyline design and agro-ecology systems. David has worked with Geoff Lawton as farm manager at the renowned Tagari farm in northern NSW and as facilitator and teacher at Zaytuna farm, the home of the Permaculture Research Institute. He also has international aid project experience in arid climates in Jordan, Morocco and Palestine, as well as working in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia’s Northern Territory.