Permaculture for Refugees produces publications based directly from experiences, learnings and insights from working with people in various refugee camp settlements.

PERMACULTURE WORKS WITH REFUGEES Outcomes from Teaching PDCs and Follow up Projects in Refugee Camps

In 2018, funds were given to run five PDCs for refugees in sites from Bangladesh to Europe. This report presents the outcomes from projects established after teaching Permaculture Design Courses in refugee camps and situations across three continents, in a range of religions and cultures. It reflects on the whole project whereas the earlier booklet, Teaching Permaculture in Refugee Camps (2020) functions as a manual for permaculture teachers.

Teaching Permaculture in Refugee Camps

As a result of the teaching across continents, religions, cultures and languages, we produced the booklet “Teaching Permaculture in Refugee Camps and Settlements”. This book collates first-hand knowledge and experience gathered by the Permaculture For Refugees (P4R) team, who taught eight Permaculture Design Certificates (PDCs) over two years (2019-2020) in refugee camps and settlements across three continents.

by Meg McGowan and Graham King

Permaculture for Refugees in Camps

This booklet was published in 2018 based on our shared set of ethics, principles and ecological design understandings and inputs from experienced practitioners in Greece and Lebanon.

Publications written by P4R trainers and network members

Bringing Permaculture to Camps, by Ruth Harvey

Save a Life Quickly: First Aid for Accidents and Injuries in Rural Afghan Households by Susan Perretti, Sarah Boulle and Rowe Morrow, Illustrations by Ivan Hacket. This booklet, produced by P4R collaboration, provides first aid support verified by medical professionals in English and Dari.

Booklet on creating emergency gardens for the Middle East, by Rosemary Morrow and Eunice Neves

The Family Seed Saving Book, by Rosemary Morrow

Designing for Disasters by Ivan Blacket, Greta Carroll, and Kym Blechyden, Permaculture for Refugees, 2020.

Mollison’s Permaculture Principles for Refugees, by Rowe Morrow

Wild Energies: People in Movement, by Marguerite Kahrl, with Marjetica Potrč

Excerpt: …some of the activities we employed to bring people together and spark urban action included collecting unsold food from markets and retailers and redistributing it in the area without using money (food sharing).

Shifting degrees of uncertainty, by Marguerite Kahrl

Abstract: Refugees face uncertain futures. They live in makeshift accommodations, in crowded settlements, and without essential resources. Permaculture offers an approach that supports refugees to work together to help themselves and their host communities. The application of permaculture strategies and design principles assists them in designing and rebuilding their communities and livelihoods collectively.

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