We are excited to announce the beginning of a new project aiming to support and engage youth in permaculture!
Spurred on by the success of the Children in Permaculture (CiP) project, Rakesh “Rootsman Rak”, one of the initiators and facilitators of CiP, met with several youths, parents, and others at the EUPC (European Permaculture Convergence) this autumn where they discussed the importance of including youths in the permaculture movement. These discussions inspired us to initiate this new project, which will look at how to empower and engage an older age group than CiP is currently catering for.
The initial forming group (Rakesh “Rootsman Rak”, Mandy Merklein, Elias Robson and Anna Gurney) have created a temporary vision and mission for the group, the sole purpose of which is to attract like minded people and projects to form the core partnership. Once the new core group has formed, we will then co-create the project’s long term vision and mission.