Rosemary Morrow trained in agricultural science at Sydney University, rural sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris, development at Reading UK and horticulture at TAFE but, after spending time in Africa, she realized there needed to be a better alternative to conventional agricultural practices. She found this in the ethics and integrated applied science of permaculture, and has been teaching permaculture ever since. She is the author of numerous publications including "The Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture", which has been translated into many languages and is now being revised and enlarged, "The Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture" and "Permaculture Teaching Matters".
For almost 40 years Rosemary has worked extensively with farmers and villagers in Africa, Central and South East Asia and Eastern Europe. Rosemary has especially dedicated much of her efforts to people of war-torn nations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Kurdistan and East Timor, refugees in Turkey, Bangladesh, Philippines, Malaysia, and to communities experiencing the serious effects of climate change like the Solomon Islands, and the effects of the Global Financial Crisis, like Spain, Greece and Portugal.