In this session, Rosemary Morrow and Marguerite Kahrl shared their experiences of refugees and permaculture – giving the key summary that permaculture with refugees has important outcomes for the refugees and for the future of mass migration and shortage of labour with an elderly farm population – and a detailed case study by Marguerite.
Actions, themes, and ideas to take forward were summarised as:
- Changes in refugee policies are necessary
- Refugees are keen and able to take permaculture into rural situations
- Teaching permaculture to refugees is vitally necessary and also has valuable outcomes for the host population.
You can watch the recording of the session here.