Ross is one of the most authoritative permaculture teachers, designers and consultants in Australia
Ross is also one of the pioneers for introducing permaculture into the school curriculum, and he has held many workshops, talks and courses devoted to the integration of permaculture principles into the educational curriculum, as well as being involved in setting up permaculture-designed gardens in about twenty schools, both primary and secondary, private and state (public) schools. Ross had been a high school science teacher for over twenty five years.
In recent years Ross has focused on developing and delivering accredited permaculture training courses from CII through to Diploma Permaculture.
Ross has had a long involvement with wastewater treatment and reuse through his business Water Installations. Ross has developed a number of greywater reuse strategies and technologies, and a range of approved products, and has installed these in homes and commercial premises throughout WA.