Talk: 14th October > ”PermaYouth”
For the past 25 years, as a Global Permaculture Ambassador, Morag Gamble has led programs in 22 countries. Local food systems and permaculture education have seen her teach in communities and universities around the globe – most recently at Schumacher College in England – and leading a Food Politics course at Griffith University.
Morag lives amidst an award-winning permaculture education garden in a UN recognised permaculture village, and works with city farmers, school farmers, community gardeners, and educators. She sees the direct social and ecological impact of industrial farming on marginalised farming communities around the world – in Indonesia, India and most recently in East Africa.
Her daughter Maia is the founder of the Global Permayouth and is the youngest Warm Data Lab host. She graduated from her first PDC in Uganda when she was just 12 and has been helping her mum, Morag teach permaculture since she can remember – at community events, for school groups, at festivals and on film.
Now 14, she is studying the Permaculture Educators Program as part of her homeschooling program, is collaborating with Fritjof Capra to share systems thinking with young people, and follows her passion for philosophy, learning musical instruments and languages, exploring literature, and listening to Monty Python and the Beatles.
Permayouth started in 2019 with Morag Gamble as a mentor and is engaged in bringing permaculture to youths. Based in Australia but creating a global network of teenagers that want to make a positive change in communities using permaculture.
Projects include regular online gatherings and festivals, a newsletter, a Youtube channel and writing and art activities and are encouraging permayouth hubs outside of Australia including in refugee settlements.