The Growing Communities project’s output:
Educational Model, Best Practices Guide, Kit for Training Facilitators, Micro trainings…
You will find here the results of our work, to be published throughout the project.
1. A European Educational model to empower adult educators to use Social Permaculture
Based on international researches and shared experiences, this Educational Model is aimed at organizations, teachers, facilitators and change makers. It is a condensed of expertise and findings from the three project partners.
Starting point: the joint observation of the effects of gardening – and mostly permaculture gardening. They can have a positive impact not only on the environment, but also on people and the way they live together, they participate in social life and interact with their surroundings. We explore in this Model the learnings and potentials around it.
Our objective through this work: to provide new approaches to facilitators to teach learners, including adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, to become true actors of change in their local communities.
2. Bite-size learning tools – a set of training and self-paced learning materials
The BSL are available as open educational resources (OER) that support disadvantaged groups and adult educators in implementing transformative community processes.
3. An Engagement Program to increase motivation for active social participation
This Program has the objective to reach 60 adults, with focus on those with fewer possibilities, who will exchange experience during micro trainings and social activities with peers. The point is to foster their participation in the society, and to grow community relations.