The Lausanne Student Permaculture Association, LA PEL’, aims to promote on the UNIL campus, and beyond, ethical, theoretical and practical principles that can contribute to the preservation of natural, human and social resources, through the promotion of permaculture.


Since 2014, its vegetable garden, which is cultivated according to the principles of permaculture, has developed and now includes a shed and a pond. In its two years of existence, LA PEL’ has brought an increasing number of people into this space, namely:

• Students who work to maintain and manage the vegetable garden, but who also organize or participate in practical courses on wild harvesting, food preservation, and lectures on permaculture or alternative agriculture;

• Teachers who have worked with LA PEL’ to expand the content of two courses at UNIL and EPFL;

• outside experts who helped to broaden the knowledge and understanding of permaculture principles among students;

• Students from the Canton of Vaud, who attended an educational workshop, organized by this association as part of the Mysteries of UNIL 2015 event.


To learn more about this project you can visit the official website of the University of Lausanne by following the link below (FR):

https://www.unil.ch/durable/fr/home/menuinst/projets-etudiants/permaculture.html