The Permayouth Project is based in Crystal Waters Ecovillage in Australia, as part of GEN Oceania & Asia. The Global Permayouth connects young people aged between 11-16 around the world – from Europe, Asia, Americas, Africa, Oceania and youth in refugee camps too. They gather together via zoom to explore what permaculture means in their local context, to learn about different ways of thinking about it and applying it.
This group is led by young people for young people, with Mentors from around the world too – Morag Gamble, Rosemary Morrow, Hannah Apricot Eckberg, Sierra Robinson, Charlie McGee, Fritjof Capra, Nora Bateson and many more to come.
They also organize a weekly newsletter, a monthly online festival, local camps, a youtube channel, and raise funds for the Permayouth clubs in refugee camps and villages. So far this year, around 1.000 young refugees across 10 camps and villages have received free permaculture training led by local teachers, and they have also been able to support the donation of tool and seed kits to start gardens, and/or seed-funding for local enterprises.
Here is the interview with several members as they share their journey and representatives of the jury highlight what made them stood out.