Serving the permaculture network in Austin, Texas

Staff Bios


As director, Taelor Monroe’s roles in Austin Permaculture Guild are as follows:

  • handles publicity and admin details
  • organizes the curriculum and teaches the permaculture design courses/ workshops listed on the site
  • consultations and designs of permaculture landscapes
  • website creations and maintenance
  • developments of advertisements
  • designs of graphic work .

Her story:

She studied under Caroline Riley, at the Whole Life Learning Center from 2014-2015, where she worked to transform the space into a full functioning permaculture design. She received her permaculture teacher training certificate from Theron Beaudreau in the Fall of 2014. She helped the Permablitz events get started in Central Texas, with Kirby Fry in January 2013. She still helps organize these informational workshops and volunteer events. She previously helped start a Permaculture centered intentional community titled Sacred Roots in San Marcos, TX. She has studied Permaculture design under Theron Beaudreau, Kirby Fry, Caroline Riley and Dick Pierce. Her main focus and drive is to create community and educate others about regenerative permaculture design and practice. Her home base is at Spirit of the Elms, a permaculture community property in South Austin.

You can contact Taelor at (214) 448-6428 or


As assistant, Chloe Buzzotta’s  roles in Austin Permaculture Guild are as follows:

  • Supporting admin work
  • Organization development of APG’s internal structure
  • Marketing, PR, and Networking
  • Organizing events like the Eco Fair and Permie Potlucks
  • Content writer

Her story:

Chloe has a background in environmental activism. Her passions include permaculture and intentional community living.  Every day she aims to embody those passions; through her work with Austin Permaculture Guild and other like minded organizations including the Global Ecovillage Network and her personal organization, DIrect Action Valhalla.   

Her path arose during her involvement with the Valhalla Movement, a growing tribe that spreads awareness of alternative living through social media and action!  She quickly began immersing herself in the intentional community world, understanding the importance of community in society.

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As Lead Instructor, Caroline’s  roles in Austin Permaculture Guild are as follows:

  • Instructs Permaculture Design Courses through Austin Community College
  • Business structural and financial advisor
  • Design and consultation work through One World Permaculture

Her Story:

Caroline Riley is a Texas native who grew up in the garden and free ranging on the Texas coast with her family. She discovered permaculture design while living in Colorado in 2004 and soon incorporated the ethics and principles into her Montessori classroom as a foundation to learn from nature with youth.

Caroline has studied permaculture with many great instructors, including Geoff Lawton, Warren Brush, Judd Hobbs, Kirby Fry, Dick Pierce and more. Her goal is to create a unique learning opportunity for her students from her vast experience.

Based on her personal goals, Caroline founded One World Permaculture in 2010. It’s mission is to inspire regenerative community, ecology and economy by connecting and serving people worldwide using the application of permaculture design ethics and principles.

Today she owns the Whole Life Learning Center with her husband which is where she focuses her creative efforts, working to create and maintain a permaculture education center for people of all ages in Austin, Texas.

When not at the learning center Caroline can be found searching out cool waters for swimming and enjoying the retreat of her South Austin home with her family.


As an intern, Christina’s  roles in Austin Permaculture Guild are as follows:

  • Create blog content and upload to website
  • Update website, graphics and calendar
  • Create social media posts to promote APG & the Permaculture Network

Her Story:

Christina is a recent UT Austin graduate from McAllen, Texas who studied architecture for her bachelor degree. She is currently working as a landscape designer for Waterloo Landscape + Design, a small local landscape company. She is pursuing a career in Landscape Architecture where she hopes to design landscapes that will provide a space for others to interact with Nature in sustainable, healthy and artful ways. She hopes to integrate permaculture designs into her work.  


Click here for Taelor, Chloe, and Caroline’s contact information

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