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Abstract: Subject of this paper is to analyse the potential of permaculture teachers as change agents for a sustainable modernity. The theoretical basis of the work is the change agent approach by KRISTOF (2010). Permaculture is presented as a sustainable design approach. The change agent approach is used as a framework. The methodology consists of qualitative interviews with teachers and students of permaculture. The survey was exploratory and semi-structured with the aid of a questionnaire. The evaluation of eleven qualitative interviews leads to the conclusion that the teachers meet the criteria of change agents in various ways. The lived culture of change makes permaculture special. Areas where permaculture comes to life in Germany are still scarce, but their visibility can be increased. Especially in connection with the community of permaculture, as a community of practice, the teachers have great potential to act as change agents for a sustainable modernity.