Community Project Led Award
The Community Project Led Award is an opportunity for communities to use the Introduction To Permaculture curriculum to help grow community projects and resilience through collaboration and design. It is also an opportunity to learn about permaculture in a practical setting, covering the curriculum without attending an intensive course.
This is a new, innovative project as part of permaculture education for the UK, which is in the early stages of development. If you are part of a community organisation, and you are interested in learning permaculture design with a more hands on approach, please get in touch to find our more about this award.
Who is it for?
This award is for community groups, educational organisations or businesses who are interested in developing their own projects further or who would be interested in using design and implementation to start new projects.
Examples of groups who may use this award are - residential groups, schools, recovery groups, adults or individuals with additional learning needs, families, for team building and more.
The award accommodates people of all levels and abilities focusing on experiential and transformative learning.
How we are using it?
The award is currently being piloted by permaculture designers and facilitators with the support of the Permaculture Association UK.
Using the social permaculture framework, The Design Web, we work with groups, delivering individual & Introduction workshops, working with you on a collaborative, community design of your choosing. This usually starts with capturing the group or community vision.
From there we go through the different aspects of the permaculture design process to create your vision and design.
How will It benefit my community?
The process of doing the community award, can help individuals learn new skills and build confidence. For example, learning gardening techniques which can then be used in thier own or other community setting, or the experience can become part of building skills for employment and be added to a CV.
Through collaborating on a design people learn how to build on communication and listening skills, to be able to communicate effectively with others.
An individual may simply want to join for their own wellbeing, whether mental or physical.
Above all, the opportunity to use the process of creating a design, can help to build a resilient and regenerative community or organisation.