Design and implementation of sustainable development programs using permaculture as a guiding methodology

Permaculture Poster Series

Afristar Foundation has developed a set of Educational A2 poster resources to be used to educate children, the youth and communities around South Africa on specific aspects of sustainable livelihoods, food production, greening and land care. The development of educational posters plays an important role in our communications strategy to educate the people of South Africa on how to utilise our available natural wealth in ways that are sustainable and that produce value for our communities.

To date, our environmental education resource development project has produced 21 posters and printed 200,000 that have been distributed around South Africa, on the following topics:

  1. Companion Planting
  2. Making Compost
  3. Greywater Recycling
  4. Climate Change
  5. Permaculture Water Principles
  6. How to Plant a Tree (Zulu/Sotho/English)
  7. Summer Rainfall Planting Calendar
  8. Winter Rainfall Planting Calendar
  9. Making an A Frame
  10. Social Permaculture ~ Talking Stick
  11. Liquid Manure
  12. Worm Farms
  13. Permaculture Guilds
  14. Permaculture Zones
  15. Planetary Care ~ Permaculture Ethics
  16. Recycling Waste
  17. Cannabis the People’s Plant
  18. Food Forests
  19. Nutrition
  20. Herbs and their Uses
  21. Power to the People “Renewable Energy”

The posters link to the curriculum to serve as educational resources for teachers wishing to establish “Outdoor Classrooms” and for communities wishing to establish viable organic gardening and food production programmes.

Posters are distributed to schools, clinics and community centres around the country through our network of Permaculture trainers, schools and community organisations, thus providing important environmental education on the walls of thousands of classrooms nationally.

Posters are available for purchase (link here) and download (link here). Posters purchases will help to support our vision and help us reach a wider audience with crucial skills to help create a sustainable planet, and an informed educated population that values and conserves our natural heritage.