Budiriro Pri School pupils with their organic produce
SCOPE is a vibrant and practical education programme of the Zimbabwe Institute of permaculture (ZIP) registered as a welfare organization (W.O. 12/92).
SCOPE's origins are in assisting schools to redesign and rationalize land use for sustainable resource use. SCOPE’s work is about: land care, creating a favorable learning environment in schools, connecting schools to their communities and the knowledge and resources that lie therein. Transforming bare landscapes into green and edible landscapes; Establishing food forests, in harmony with the planet earth, life skills, reconnecting communities to nature and celebrating biological and cultural diversity.
Integral to SCOPE work is the use of a tool called the integrated land use design (ILUD), a holistic way of using locally available resources. SCOPE's work is an attempt to encourage generations of systems thinkers by bringing the ethics and principles of permaculture design/regenerative systems into the school classroom to foster a future shaped by sustainable and resilient practices. Encouraging the adoption of green technology, particularly lo-tech solutions that can be implemented using recycled and locally available resources.