Upcoming courses and events

“Training Permaculture Teachers” Course with Focus on Refugees and Migrants @ Vidàlia, Spain, November 21-29 (2022)

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Training Permaculture Teachers (TPT) is an international teachers training course offered in English and organised by 12P Permaculture Design. The course will be available to Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) holders from any country.

The invasion of the Ukraine and the hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking asylum in the European Union has focused attention on the issue of mass migration. There is now a much greater opportunity to support displaced people by teaching and training refugees to teach and train each other. As the Permaculture for Refugees international work group states, “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 society for the collective benefit of all.”

Join us for an intensive training that will provide you with an invaluable toolkit to use in the classroom, as well as life in general. The internationally-renowned teacher Rosemary (Rowe) Morrow’s TPT course draws on her decades of permaculture teaching experience. Whether you are already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, the TPT training makes teaching a transformative and fun exchange. Classrooms (indoor and outdoor) will never be the same again!

Teacher training courses are currently being organised for permaculture practitioners in Bangladesh and the Philippines, by the end of 2022.

More details to come soon.

Watch this space for further upcoming courses and workshops from our network!

For those people wanting to hold courses in camps using remote teaching materials, please contact us.

Our past courses

From January to April 2019 P4R held five 3-week PDC courses for refugees in Bangladesh, Turkey and Greece.

Bangladesh: 2 courses, January to March with Rosemary Morrow, Ruth Harvey and Jed Walker

  1. For rural Bengali villagers and BASD staff in Bengal language.
  2. For refugees in Rohingya language (with ongoing funding for 9 months whereby refugees taught refugees and remained responsible for establishment of gardens, water management systems, etc.)

Turkey: 1 course in March – Rosemary Morrow, Marguerite Kahl and Francesca Simonetti

    1. For unaccompanied Syrian refugee women’s course, Ceve.

Greece: 2 courses, end April to May

  1. Lesbos – with Rosemary Morrow and Francesca Simonetti.  For long term refugees on camps on Lesbos.
  2. The Lavrio Refugee Camp – with Rosemary Morrow and Antonio Scotti.   Beneficiaries are long term refugees living in the region.

In May, 2019 P4R held a five-day evaluation of these five PDC courses  at the Mediterranean Permaschool in Nea Makri in Greece. This meeting enabled P4R to collate evidence for future funding and plan how to improve upon and scale up the project.

We also conducted courses in Malaysia and the Philippines, later in 2019.