Caroline Riley Carberry

Caroline Riley Carberry

WLLC's Co-Founder

Caroline 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.

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

With a passion for experiential learning and creative design, Caroline instructs Permaculture Design Courses through the Austin Permaculture Guild every Fall and Spring semester. Caroline has studied permaculture with many great instructors, including Geoff Lawton, Warren Brush, Judd Hobbs, Kirby Fry, and Dick Pierce.

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