What does P4R do?

We are an international working group of permaculture teachers committed to bringing permaculture to displaced people by teaching and training refugees to teach and train each other. Our aim is to support refugees in transforming the places where they live - be these refugee camps or communities in receiving countries - into productive permaculture designed communities, and ultimately to equip them for integration into local communities, for collective benefit.

Rosemary Morrow talks about why permaculture is a key tool for dealing with the refugee situation worldwide


Permaculture education

Permaculture education is one of the most effective tools to empower people in refugee settings. With its learner centred approach, and immediate on-the-ground applications, it engages refugees directly and gives them a purpose.

Teaching resources

P4R is developing and collating permaculture teaching materials and resources to address the particular needs and limitations of refugee settlements. The COVID19 pandemic heightened the need for teaching materials which can be used from a distance, such as radio, podcasts, and on-line lessons. Designed to address the PDC syllabus, the aim is to make them easily translated and applicable to all cultures.


We are developing networks among local and international refugee organisations, permaculture teachers, refugees and others working in camps and settlements. We are also engaged with other organisations that are concerned for or advocates of refugees.


In addition to teaching materials, P4R publishes reports on refugee learning in camps and settlements. Some publications are individual reports for countries and cultures; some are summarised and collated as guides in booklet form. P4R encourages teachers of refugees to submit their findings so P4R can provide more accurate and sensitive data on refugee learning and outcomes.

Our latest news from the field...

P4R – End of Year 2019

In this brief report Rowe Morrow reviews the year 2019 just gone by, in the light of the activities in which we got involved. It has been a quite intense year for us at P4R, as you will read through ...
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Malaysian Permaculture Design Course for Refugees and Community

In this new report, Rosemary Morrow tells how the last PDC course run as Permaculture For Refugees went. The course was run between June and July 2019, at the Alumni house, USCI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We consider it our 6th ...
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5th Permaculture Design Course at Lavrio camp in Greece

This is the report narrating how our 5th PDC at the Lavrios refugees camp went. Lavrios camp is a relatively nice place, compared to other, more packed, refugee camps. It’s premises belong to the Greek ministry of Agriculture and used ...
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