Wow! What a wonderful year it has been for Beyond Organic Design. We continued our partnership with The Renaissance Charter School (TRCS), transitioning from our summer session into a fall and spring after school program, grant funded through the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.
We debuted a pilot high school permaculture internship and elective program at TRCS, through which students were trained to use concepts of permaculture design, develop gardening skills , and much more.
We partnered with PowerCorps Camden to co-facilitate a multi part introductory permaculture course that provides young adults with skills to address environmental issues in their community.
Finally, we partnered with Central Park East 2 to conduct a regenerative recess program, in which K-5th graders engage in agricultural activities and ecological discovery in their school garden.
Check out our slideshow below to see more of what we’ve been up to at TRCS, CPE2, and PowerCorps Camden!