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

Our Goat Keeping System

Our Goat Keeping System

Hello 🙂 When I started researching goats, the first thing I did was to check out Bill Mollison's Permaculture Manual. I read the section on goats...

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Aboriginal Bush Tucker

Aboriginal Bush Tucker

Aboriginal people have occupied the Australian continent for over 60,000 (some say 120,000) years - over this long period of time they have found...

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Reacting to Rain

Reacting to Rain

If you're in South East Queensland or Northern New South Wales, you would've been getting hefty amounts of rain. In my area we didn't flood, but...

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A Hopeful Solution

A Hopeful Solution

Presently I am studying to be a Kiss the Ground Soil Advocate and I want to share with you some of what I am learning. The picture I have shared in...

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Permaculture Design

Permaculture Design

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with...

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Gnomes in Domes

Gnomes in Domes

Hello, my name is Ellenie, I'm fourteen years old and live in The Domes, an incredible earthbrick house. The “Gnomes” (my family of four humans,...

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Rolande

Rolande

Rolande is an amazing & passionate 18yo new permaculture teacher from Nakivale. After finishing the Changemakers course with Bemeriki Bisimwa,...

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Mulching your way

Mulching your way

Mulching is essential for any healthy garden, but can sometimes be overlooked. Mulch is an organic and biodegradable material that mimics the forest...

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Hatching Chicks

Hatching Chicks

On Saturday, Day 19 of our hen brooding, we hatched 6 chicks from a clutch of 10 eggs. We opened the other eggs to see what the cause might have...

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Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

When I think of cooking with my family, I think of garlic. It’s full-bodied, pleasing flavour that lingers and sweetens in your mouth and ends in a...

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My Head To-ma-toes

My Head To-ma-toes

Nothing is more delicious than home-grown veggies and home-grown tomatoes eaten straight from the garden - still warm and tasting of sunshine is...

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Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Insect pests in your garden can be overwhelming and frustrating. Once pests have called your garden home and use your plants as their main source of...

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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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