About Stefan Sobkowiak


Mr. Sobkowiak is a synergist, permaculturist and irrepressible optimist – a man outstanding in his field. Over the last 25 years he has spoken to more than 400 groups on the themes of edible gardening, gardening, landscape design, birds and permaculture.

As a University sessional lecturer for 8 years Stefan has taught courses in Fruit production, Landscape plants and design and the Natural History of Vertebrates.

He has a Master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Guelph and a Masters and Bachelors in wildlife biology and wildlife management respectively, from McGill University.

Stefan has 20 years experience serving over a hundred clients through his landscape design practice, specialising in attracting bird, insect and animal allies into his designs. Over the last 6 years he has focused on Miracle Farms, the largest permaculture fruit orchard in Eastern North America, where he also raises fowl and sheep.

You can download or order the 2hour film about his property, or watch the official trailer on www.permacultureorchard.com

Stefan Sobkowiak was on tour in New Zealand between March 15 and April 9, 2015, and we may have him back in a couple of years for another tour.

For more information contact James Samuel on 021 252 0653 or via james@foodforest.co.nz.

Here’s a short video (taken from the film) in which Stefan introduces the concepts of the Permaculture Orchard – Beyond Organic.

2 thoughts on “About Stefan Sobkowiak

    […] can read more background on Stefan, watch a trailer or buy the two hour film at http://www.permacultureorchard.com, read the articles in the […]


    Beyond Organic NZ Tour – Mar/Apr 2015 said:
    January 12, 2015 at 4:11 am

    […] Stefan Sobkowiak (see the Permaculture Orchard Film) arrives in just under 9 weeks. We’ll start with a Waiheke workshop on March 12th & 13th, then a few days later at a public meeting in the Matakana Village Hall, we’ll welcome him to Aotearoa. This will mark the beginning of a four week Beyond Organic NZ Tour that will end in Central Otago. […]


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