Mentoring Children Through Permaculture

Andrea Fourness


This weeks 2018 session leader feature is on Andrea Fourness. Andrea is an educator and co-owner of Deciduous Learning Network, an organization dedicated to connecting people to nature. She has been involved in environmental education for over 10 years.

She stumbled upon Permaculture a few years ago and instantly felt connected to the philosophy and practice. She continues to be inspired to get more young people interested in sustainable ways to care for the earth. She believes mentoring youth and helping them foster a connection to nature is the start to get them to be budding permaculturalists.

Ahe continues to research the best ways to get youth involved and runs programs in the Madison area to put her research into practice.

The Wisconsin Permaculture Convergence is happy to have Andrea leading one of our children centered sessions at the 2018 convergence. You can check out more of what she and the Deciduous Learning Network are pioneering by checking out their website or one of their social networks.

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