Our Trainers

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper

Mel is founder and operator of Sustainable Education Australia Pty Ltd and has been the principle facilitator/speaker since the company’s conception 9 years ago.  Melissa is a workshop leader and has been facilitating workshops for Councils throughout NSW successfully. She has seen the demand from not only the public but also the respective councils to implement an interactive workshop to help reduce household waste and provide education to families wanting to create a more sustainable future. Melissa is also the Author of the Best Selling Book “Keeping Backyard Chickens”, and the Creator of the Sustainable Living Certificate Course and The Sustainable Living Magazine which are both Nationwide.
Sandra Wilson

Sandra Wilson

Sandra Wilson is a Horticulturist, Permaculturist and avid environment advocate. She has been working in the industry since 1983 and has been focusing on sustainable principles in design.

Her qualifications are Certificate IV in Horticulture & Associate Diploma in Landscaping at Ryde School Of Horticulture, Certificate in Permaculture Design with other Training and Management qualifications.

She has kept current in industry methods by attending Nursery Industry conferences, reputable magazines and volunteers on an organic Permaculture market garden.

Sandra has developed her own successful Garden maintenance business, managed a retail nursery for 15 years, and has continually done garden consultations and designs through her working life.

Sandra lives and works on the Central Coast of New South Wales and is one of Sustainable Educations primary trainers. Her expertise and humour are enjoyed by all of the students and it is because of the no nonsense approach to training, where she shares her knowledge and love of sustainability in an easy to understand format that win her over with everyone.

Sandra, runs the Monday night Facebook Q&A for students, shares her wisdom on podcasts and live tele-classes. She is an asset to our students and continues to give insights into every aspect of living sustainably and creating an abundant backyard.

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