Education as Permaculture with Rebecca Leek

by | January 21, 2024 | Permaculture Podcast

Are you a teacher, parent or student wondering how permaculture can be related to school? Listen in to this episode, where I welcome Rebecca Leek – an educator weaving permaculture into school systems across England.

Permaculture is commonly associated with gardening, but Rebecca shows how it can help our approach to education too.

From producing no waste to valuing the marginal, the principles embedded in permaculture can really help shape our schools into places of genuine connection and emergence.

What if we looked at our education system as permaculture? How can we create composting systems in our social worlds? Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Youtube to explore.

You can read Rebecca’s article in the Guardian here.

To explore more, listen to Episode 12: Education with Satish Kumar.


This podcast is an initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute.

Our way of sharing our love for this planet and for life, is by teaching permaculture teachers who are locally adapting this around the world – finding ways to apply the planet care ethics of earth care, people care and fair share.

We teach permaculture teachers, host permaculture courses, host Our Permaculture Life YouTube, and offer free monthly film club and masterclass.

We broadcast from a solar powered studio in the midst of a permaculture ecovillage food forest on beautiful Gubbi Gubbi country. I acknowledge this is and always will be Aboriginal land, pay my respects to elders past and present, and extend my respect to indigenous cultures and knowledge systems across the planet.


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