A non-profit initiative of the Permaculture Education Institute & Morag Gamble

Global Permayouth Network — permaculture by youth, for youth

From refugee camps to ecovillages to cities all over the world, we are a global network of teenagers using permaculture to make positive change within our communities. Join us!

Vibrant [pr]activism for our future

We are a group of 11-17 year olds who want to do something positive in the world and believe permaculture is great way to do this.

We care about the planet. We care about the future. We care about humanity and all life.

We understand that we need to rapidly shift to one-planet-living, to regenerate and repair our environment and shift from a wasteful consumer culture to a circular, regenerative way of life.

Joining Permayouth is free and allows you to connect with like-minded young people from all walks of life and all areas of the globe.

Lulu Vierkoetter from Tanzania is a co-founder of the global Permayouth movement and an accredited permaculture designer.
Nakafeero Brenda, a Permayouth hub leader and educator in northern Uganda.

Current Permayouth projects

Permayouth learning centres

Permayouth home kitchen gardens

Permayouth music

Permayouth sanitary pads project

Permayouth murals

Permayouth events & festival

[pr]activism • visioning • music • poetry • art • film • garden tours

We regularly host free online events for youth into permaculture. We bring together great speakers, spark discussion, share music and art, take tours of youth gardens around the world, screen short permaculture films, and see what emerges.

Sign up below for event alerts, or watch past festival videos here.

The Permayouth team

We are youth who learn together — from each other and our mentors.

Our primary mentor is Morag Gamble, a global permaculture leader and founder of both the Permaculture Education Institute and the Ethos Foundation permaculture charity.

Together with the mentorship of Morag and other permaculture experts from around the world, we are learning about sustainability and regeneration that benefits all.

Some of the Permayouth founders with David Holmgren at Northey Street City Farm

Some of the Permayouth co-founders with David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture.

Awards Permayouth has won

Youth In Permaculture Prize 2020 (Lulu in Tanzania & Nakafeero in Uganda)

Lush Spring Prize 2021 (shortlisted for Influencer Award)

Hildur Jackson Award 2021 (for regenerative best-practices in sustainability)

Youth In Permaculture Prize 2022 (Lulu in Tanzania & Brenda in Uganda)

Want to start your own Permayouth hub?

Permayouth is a myceliating network, online and in person.

We run online meetings and regular summits to connect and share with the world, while creating local hubs to practice (pr)activism in our communities – think global, act local.

Here are the 6 steps to launching your own local Permayouth chapter…

How to start a Permayouth hub

Latest blogs from Permayouth members

Chapatti Recipe

Chapatti Recipe

Ingredients Roundabout 3 cups of plain flour 1 cup of warm water Olive oil Salt, to taste   Method 1 – Add the water to the flour and mix to a...

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Mint In Your Garden

Mint In Your Garden

Mint is a perennial herb that is easy to grow and is notoriously known for escaping garden boundaries in search of more space to put its roots down...

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Homemade Ginger Beer

Homemade Ginger Beer

The beautiful taste of homemade ginger beer has been the highlight of my childhood and the smell is imprinted on my brain along with memories of...

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Fairy Houses

Fairy Houses

Hello! If any of you have met me, you will know that I am a magic-believin', dragon-ridin', tree-talkin', fairy-findin',...

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Native Violet Jelly

Native Violet Jelly

In our family, my Mum makes lots of jams, jellies, relishes and chutneys. I want to share with you one of my favourite jellies that she makes at...

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Our Ducks

Our Ducks

Hi all, In this article, I'd like to talk a bit about ducks - we have four fluffy white pekin ducks (three girls and a boy). Ducks are an important...

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Surprise Sunflower!

Surprise Sunflower!

Hi, I'm Chloe! I currently live on a 50-acre farm in northwest TAS - 45 acres of which is rainforest. We’d been admiring a self-seeded sunflower for...

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Our Guinea Pigs

Our Guinea Pigs

We have just added two new additions to our farm... Floppy and Moppy, two long haired Texel Guinea Pigs! Texels are a gorgeous floppy-haired breed...

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Butter Fingers

Butter Fingers

What's better than butter? BETTER BUTTER. You may be asking yourself - ‘how do you possibly improve the creamy deliciousness of butter?’ Make it at...

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Sustainable Easter Tips

Sustainable Easter Tips

Easter is the time of the year that is synonymous with sharing time and meals with your family and eating delicious chocolate eggs. Unfortunately,...

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Permayouth podcast

Permayouth in the news

Lulu

Permayouth in Zanzibar, Permaculture Magazine

Permayouth cofounder, Maia Raymond, shares the inspiring story of Lulu Vierkötter, and her work bringing permaculture to young people and the community.

Maia Raymond

Making Change: Teen Spirit, Pip Magazine

With a Permaculture Design Course completed at the age of 12, and a network of well-connected contacts, Maia Raymond is making the most of her experience to forge her own world-changing path. And it begins with the youth.

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