Blue Mountains residents between the ages of 16 and 24 can participate in a free three-day permaculture and social enterprise design course that begins January 5.
During the course, participants will learn how to grow food organically and regeneratively and restore natural ecosystems.
Participants will also work collaboratively to create a permaculture design of the former Katoomba golf course, reimagining it as a center for planetary health.
The 72-hour internationally recognized permaculture design course will also be followed by an optional mentoring program to develop the social enterprises designed during the course.
Participants will learn more advanced skills to restore planetary health and run a business, being supported to “earn as you learn” during this mentoring program.
Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said, “I think this is a wonderful program for our young people to participate as permaculture is such a powerful method in teaching all of us how to experience sustainability. I can’t wait to see what social enterprise ideas and initiatives emerge. of this dynamic and primordial space. “
BMCC CEO Dr Rosemary Dillon said, “2022 will be a great year as the board continues to roll out a city-wide plan of action on planetary health. Our intention is to provide local, regional and potentially wider benefits, including a range of education, research and local job creation projects.
The workshop is offered to Blue Mountains Youth with support from Blue Mountains Pluriversity, the council’s Blue Mountains Planetary Health initiative, and funding from the New South Wales State Government’s Youth Opportunities program.