In the spirit of fair share

By Felix Leibelt  Donations gifted to the Permafund are distributed to organisations with projects in Australia and overseas through a carefully assessed grant application process.Whether a single contribution, a regular tithe, a fundraising Open Garden on International Permaculture Day or the proceeds of a permaculture group’s guest speaker event, the combined efforts by all Permafund … Read more

Bicycles for Refugees

By Benedetta Martin At one of the many community gardens in central Adelaide, Australia I discovered an organisation called Bikes for Refugees (B4R). It is based at The Joinery, home of The SA Conservation Council and community groups who share a love for nature and sustainable living. B4R is part of the Adelaide Community Bicycle … Read more

Developing guidelines for regenerative response

By Juliet Millican Re-alliance is a coalition of field practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders and humanitarian and development workers, sharing skills and experience to grow the influence and impact of regenerative development in the humanitarian field. As levels of disaster and migration intensify, it is becoming ever more important to work in ways that are … Read more

Sporos Regeneration Institute

By Konstantinos Tsiompanos Sporos Regeneration Institute is located in Lesvos, Greece, one of the main gateways of refugees into Europe, due to its close proximity to the Turkish shores. Its mission is the regeneration of the environment, culture and human relations. Through its plethora of educational tools it aims to teach people of all backgrounds … Read more

Sharing knowledge and skills in Turkey

By Rafif Jijeh – Translations by Sundus Alsaqqaf In this report, Rafif, a Syrian refugee who participated in the first series of permaculture trainings held in refugee camps in Turkey, shares with us her enthusiasm about the latest course she attended in Izmir as a followup to that original series. Together with a group of … Read more


By Emre Rona Almost five months have passed since the devastating earthquakes, which hit eleven provinces of Türkiye, causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the south-southwest region of the country, as well as Northern Syria. I like to give a brief update on how everything’s holding up … Read more

Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD)

By Greta Carroll In early December 2022, P4R members headed from Australia to Bangladesh to support the trainers from Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) in building their confidence and capacity to offer future PDC trainings for NGO workers. This visit was a stop on a timeline of ongoing collaboration between P4R and BASD which … Read more

P4R’s visual identity: unpacking the history, meaning, and participatory approach

By Marguerite Kahrl In 2018, Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) created a visual identity with the graphic interaction designer, Yuluck. I facilitated the participatory design process to reach a consensus for our visual identity and objective with Yuluck and the other P4R founding members. Navigating the logo development was a rich and complex process; we integrated … Read more

New refugee-led permaculture network launches in Nakivale, Uganda

By Sonny Bireke Edited by Jessica Perini My name is Sonny Bireke, a Congolese-born refugee, living in Uganda since 2017. I first learned about permaculture design solutions in 2021, and in 2022 I was introduced to a permaculture centre in Butambala (Permaculture Initiative Uganda) where I trained and was certified as a teacher. During my … Read more