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Timor Leste has made the teaching of permaculture a compulsory subject in the primary school curriculum. Under the curriculum endorsed by the Timorese government in 2015, all primary schools are required to teach permaculture to students in Grades 3 to 6.
PA’s Permafund committee is pleased to have recently helped auspice a successful grant application by Lachlan McKenzie and his team to a benevolent international donor to finance additional chapters of the Tropical Permaculture Handbook.
A beautifully illustrated, practical, open-source guidebook tackling climate change and creating community resilience is being created, enabling people across the tropical world and beyond to have access to the information, strategies and techniques they need (and you can help make it happen!).
This is a story about how permaculture has taken root in Timor Leste, with unexpected results, and has become blended with Timorese culture and the push for sustainable food productions and development. It’s a story that started 15 years ago, and by telling it we can hopefully provide some knowledge and inspiration for others wanting to integrate permaculture techniques into developing countries.
Permaculture – earth care, people care, future care
Permaculture NGO, Permatil, have created a guide to tropical permaculture for Timor Leste. The new and updated version will not only be free to download, but will be applicable to all tropical climates. Can you help them create this significant, free guidebook?
The Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute
Diploma Recipient: Lachlan McKenzie
In 2010, Lachlan McKenzie was awarded his Permaculture Diploma at the Australian Permaculture Convergence in Kuranda, North Queensland, for his substantial body of work in East Timor and Indonesia.
Change the World
Change the World is supporting Ego Lemos with his endeavour to take young Timorese and instil in them a passion for the land and a drive to make Timor-Leste a better place fore themselves and their children. The project is known as PermaYouth.