Tropical Permaculture Education Institute of Africa (TPEIA)

Tropical Permaculture School of Africa is a non-profit educational organization founded in 2018 within the BEU social enterprise learning conceptual design by Charles Mugarura which focuses on the education of individuals and groups to re-learn on how to work and harmonize with natural systems for everyday living needs such as housing, food, clean water, community and energy conservation.

Our vision at Tropical Permaculture Education Institute of Africa (TPEIA) is to create a powerful learning community of African permaculture practitioners, educators, and researchers who are dedicated to the regeneration of African ecosystems. We seek to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to become resilient, self-reliant, and sustainable in the face of a changing climate and environment.

We aim to foster a culture of learning and action through an open exchange of ideas, knowledge, and skills. Through our holistic approach to permaculture education, we seek to equip students with the tools and resources to become effective action learners and resilient demonstrators. We also strive to provide students with the tools and skills to provide meaningful and lasting solutions to the challenges facing African ecosystems. In order to achieve our vision, we offer a wide range of permaculture education programs, including workshops, hands-on field experiences, and online courses.

Our programs are designed to be accessible to people of all backgrounds and experience levels. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn how to use permaculture principles to sustainably manage their environment and ensure the ongoing health of their local ecosystems. In addition to our educational programs, we are actively involved in research and advocacy.

  • We work to promote the benefits of permaculture to governments, organizations, and communities, and strive to build an understanding of the importance of permaculture for African ecosystems. Through our research and advocacy efforts, we seek to create a more resilient, self-reliant, and sustainable future for Africa.
  • We hope that our efforts will contribute to the regeneration of African ecosystems and create a brighter future for generations to come.
  • We seek to provide an educational platform that empowers individuals and communities to build sustainable, self-sufficient ecosystems and social structures that promote ecological harmony and social equity. Through our teaching, consulting, demonstration, and support programs.
  • We aim to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of permaculture principles, strategies, and applications, which will enable the widespread adoption of permaculture practices to create a more equitable and ecologically balanced world.
  • We strive to provide a space for learning, experimentation, and collaboration for permaculture practitioners, educators, and activists alike. We seek to promote the development of permaculture-based projects, initiatives, and networks of people and organizations working together to create positive, lasting change.

Ultimately, our goal is to develop thriving, equitable, and regenerative communities that prioritize the wellbeing of people, the planet, and all future generations. The BEU education program graduated into a school with a focus on a system of assembling conceptual, material, and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms, especially job creation and professionalism using the permaculture approach. The curriculum is based on the Permaculture Design System (PDS) and is designed to teach the ecological principles and practices of permaculture. The PDS is a proven, sustainable design system that works with nature to create resilient and productive ecosystems. It combines observation, design, planning, and implementation of land and resource management systems.

The BEU education program is based on the principles of permaculture, which promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and the development of self-reliant, low-cost systems of production and consumption. It emphasizes the use of locally available materials, renewable energy sources, and appropriate technologies, as well as the integration of agriculture, agroforestry, livestock, forestry, aquaculture, education, and other beneficial activities.

This approach is based on the idea that if people take a holistic approach to designing their landscapes and managing their resources, they can create a resilient system that can withstand the challenges of climate change and other environmental pressures. This is the opportunity for people to solve social innovations from grassroots initiatives as they move through the education and training of the program.

The BEU education program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to design and implement permaculture projects in various contexts. Through the program, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles, techniques, and practices of permaculture, as well as the ability to apply those principles to their projects and further permaculture as a design methodology across industry. The program also provides a foundation in sustainable design, ecosystems management, and sustainable development.

The BEU education program includes courses in permaculture design, ecology, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and social and economic development. Students learn how to use permaculture tools and techniques to create sustainable ecosystems and systems of production and consumption. Students also gain hands-on experience in the implementation of permaculture projects. Upon completion of the program, students are well-equipped to design, implement, and manage permaculture projects in a variety of settings.

Tropical Permaculture School of Africa is a non-profit educational organization founded in 2018 within the BEU social enterprise learning conceptual design by Charles Mugarura which focuses on the education of individuals and groups to re-learn on how to work and harmonize with natural systems for everyday living needs such as housing, food, clean water, community and energy conservation.