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Karen Retra, Permaculture

Karen Retra North Coast Institute Teacher

Karen provides leadership and innovation across a range of environmental and sustainability endeavours. Her primary achievement has been to engage, encourage and help people adopt positive environmental behaviours.

Karen was recognised for her work with Seed Savers Albury-Wodonga, which helps educate the public in seed saving and backyard food production.

Karen is the creator and manager of the Ecoportal website – a comprehensive listing of the Albury-Wodonga region's environment and sustainability groups that contains a perpetual calendar of 'eco' events. She is also the creator of 'Little House On The Hill', a website that shares her efforts on conserving water, waste and energy to promote biodiversity.

She is an ambassador and passionate advocate for Australian native bees, sharing her knowledge through presentations, film, radio, social media and print.

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