Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) has developed several projects working in collaboration with local organisations to bring permaculture to camp settlements in various countries. We also work in partnership with refugees and local NGOs on programs such as translations of materials, teacher training programs, mentoring and project development.

Permaculture resources in refugee languages project

Our experience in Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) of teaching permaculture with refugees has shown that suitable good learning materials in their languages are missing. Materials need to be appropriate to regions and circumstances, as well as culture, literacy and prior education. This issue of equity and access taps into the Third Ethic of permaculture, that is, fair share or distribution of information and resources to change your situation.

P4R would like to select the best resources for translation – as print or screen – with a universal, easy-to-access classification system in the major refugee languages. 

We invite you to participate in this fulfilling project, by:
  • Sending a list of resources that you know are readily available online that we will be able to access easily. If you have the materials and are able to share them, please email us (see email below).
  • Sharing a maximum of 10 resources (per person). 

We will evaluate them, adapt them if necessary, share with people who want to translate, and then list them on our website. 

Developing permaculture education projects with refugees

Through P4R’s experience with developing educational projects, we have found the process below very useful. This project cycle may serve as a guide for others wishing to develop such teaching projects.

Please note: We are in the process of adapting our model to changing times.