Seeding Futures Resilient Youth Programme
Join us for a transformational learning experience that will lead to both inner and outer transition in your life and work. Through a radical blend of learning methods we offer the opportunity to study alongside some of the pioneering thinkers, activists and practitioners working for positive change in the world today.
For 16 years we have been inspiring and supporting thousands of people to make the change towards more sustainable ways of living through schools and youth programs.
Resilience Training and the local green economy
Seeding Futures is 15-week Accredited skills program that covers the following modules:
Module 1: Accredited Permaculture Training (4 Weeks)
The first four weeks of the program covers the curriculum of the, internationally recognised, Permaculture* Design Course (PDC). We cover ecosystems, soils, water, energy and plant systems. We get to grips with the urban context in which we find ourselves and understand our food energy, water, transport and money systems. We also learn the ethics and principles of good Permaculture design and then grow our design confidence – this culminates in a design project and presentation.
Permaculture is an optimistic design system that uses Ecological principals to meeting human need. It holds many of the solutions to the Climate crises we are facing and can be applied to whole cities, farms, homes and even balconies.
Module 2: Urban Regeneration (6 weeks)
We then spend 6 weeks growing our understanding of resilience issues facing households and neighbourhoods. We work at household and neighbourhood resilience in three week cycles, covering: Information, Design and Implementation.
We explore international and local examples of best practice and look at social and city mapping and then apply Permaculture design principles at a neighbourhood level. The process will give you experience of: interviewing clients and design systems to address food, water, energy, temperature management, waste, medicine and fuel.
Module 3: Personal Resilience (1 week)
Here we get ready for the world of work. We believe the first step is to get to know ourselves, our strengths and beliefs – we practice articulating and expressing ourselves. We look at work/life balance and set ourselves goals. We practice communication skills, including dealing with conflict through Non-Violent Communication. We learn self-care practices like Chi Gong, Yoga and meditation and we spend some time in.
Module 4: Job Shadows (4 weeks)
Gain invaluable experience into the world of work. This 4-week Job Shadow shows us the realities of working and what goes in to running enterprises. This is through our local green economy partners in Cape Town.
Job Shadows boost the local green economy with 16 000 free, capacitated hours and also we grow partners that have started to articulate their skills gaps so that we can grow the training we offer to strengthen these.