Roos Derks

Permaculture and Regenerative Design

Teaching, Organizing and Facilitating for a Living Earth

What I offer




I love teaching permaculture, it’s principles, ethics and applications. I am honoured to open the door to the possibility and creativity of land-based lifestyles. From discovering “ecosystem thinking”, learning about the intricate ways of nature, to taking a closer look at indigenous practices. I’m a lover of learning, let me take you along. Find out about my upcoming courses.





There is a lot of work to be done, and a great time to be had while doing it! I see design as a conversation, between land, people and possibility. I can facilitate these conversations, for individuals as well as groups. I offer my experience with Permaculture Design, the Design Web, Sociocracy, and event organization. Projects do not need to be land-based. Contact me if you are interested.


Culture Events


Transformative Culture is about responding to and integrating all that emerges in a social field. Come to an event to co-create and experience what this means to you. Check out the different projects. I also offer my experience with co-creation, and can facilitate its process with tools, community building methods and design for self-organizing systems. Get in contact if you are curious what a cooperation could look like.

Past Courses

Einführung in die Permakultur

12th – 14th of May 2023

Language: German
Location: Permaculture Garden Kaltbächle, Mennwangen
(South of Germany)
Costs: 180 – 380 Euros

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Living Earth Seedcamp

17 – 28 September 2023

Language: English
Location: Hohlenstein Permaculture Garden
(South of Germany)
Participation is on donation

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About Me



I started learning more intesively about permaculture in 2015, with the blessing of many inspiring gardens, natural places, teachers and courses. Settling down and growing my own food since 2018 grounded me on this journey. I am a very practice-oriented learner, as well as being an avid reader with a growing library. I am currently studying with the German Permaculture Acadamy to become a diplomatized Permaculture Designer since 2019.

People, being as colourful and complex as ecosystems, fascinate me equally. Since 2018 I dived into regenerative design for social systems, also known as Social Permaculture. In this realm I move very practically as well, and organize co-creative, Transformative Culture gatherings. I also love guiding group processes, where I offer my experiences with Sociocracy, Permaculture Design, Dialogue, Social Presencing Theatre, Process work, and project planning. I am also pasionate about dance, music and hand-crafts.

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