Thanks to the PermaHabitat training course, the participants will get the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of permaculture, agroforestry and regenerative agriculture and further develop a range of professional skills including permaculture design, facilitation, mediation, communication, and other interpersonal skills relevant to their profession. Besides, the course will contribute to their personal growth and self-fulfilment, a major source of motivation for their day-to-day work. Additionally, the course will enable the organizations the participants are involved in (including the project’s partner organizations) to enhance the educational services they provide (including their citizenship and sustainability education activities) and their support services for young people, people with fewer opportunities and people developing a new activity/project. They will also get a chance to structure their partnerships and to broaden their network, both locally and across Europe.
People taking part in the activities of those organizations will also benefit from the training course, especially the aforementioned groups. Indeed, by improving the competence of the social workers supporting them, the course will help ease the professional integration of young people and vulnerable groups, encourage them to take part in social projects and get new innovative and sustainable projects to emerge.
After the pedagogical and methodological results of the course have gradually been presented to other youth and social organizations (thanks to several dissemination activities locally, regionally, nationally and abroad, both in-person and online), we can expect its positive effects to increase accordingly. Added up, these should have a beneficial impact on social cohesion, community living,
sustainable development and a flourishing network of permaculture, agroforestry and regenerative farming organizations. Making sure the teachings of the course regarding permaculture and youth work are widely shared will also benefit the general public longing for inspiration and practical
solutions, as well as contribute to the achievement of the global sustainable goals relative to the fight against climate change and health & wellbeing.
This was an Erasmus+ action and co-funded by the European Union
Train active change makers in Permaculture design skills, connect changemakers, strenghten the network and the movement
30 Trees planted, 3000 seeds planted, winter vegetable garden seeded, 200 m2 of soil mulched, 50 people inspired + all the following visitors
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