Robert Pekin

We rent an old three-bedroom Queenslander for our family of six in West End, Brisbane Queensland.

What do you do?

I assist in the running of Food Connect, a business based in Brisbane which turns its back on the supermarket system, brings farmers together and distributes what they grow straight to families (see www.foodconnect.com.au). The business model has branched out to most Australian cities.

How has permaculture influenced what you do?

A lot. The business has many of the twelve principles and the three ethics of permaculture embedded into its strategic planning process and manifesto.