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Do you want to hold a masterclass in Namibia?

 
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Hello everyone, greetings from Namibia. We are currently building up an urban Permaculture farm in the informal settlements of Windhoek.  We could apply for a grant that allows us to bring a US Permaculture Designer here for a masterclass with participants from across the country. Our objective is to be a centre of knowledge for shack dwellers, so I am especially reaching out to people who would include topics such as dry abolution facilities, household grey water use etc. If you are interested please send an email to ina@worldfuturecouncil.org
Many thanks!
Ina
 
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Fantastic idea Ina!

I say apply for your grant, and if you get it, invite whom you will

Africa needs way more if this sort of projects. It is likely the most threatened continent by climate change, soil loss and poverty, but permaculture leaders are currently working in the most fertile areas of the world--go figure!

I'm increasingly convinced that those of us working in Africa need to build our own network and write out own books. There are so many intricacies to the wet/dry tropics that current permaculture training does not address. Do you have a website or blog of what your already doing?

Here's to a great collaborative future in Africa!
 
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Yes great idea Nataniel! There  are people from Zimbabwe and Kenya too I have seen on this forum so it sounds like an idea whose time has come.
Ina, not a qualified permaculturalist but I do practice indigenous knowledge systems on my place in Cape Town. Have just inherited some land outside Windhoek so will be doing some development work there next year. It would be great to network and share ideas and experiences. Let us stay in touch!
 
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Nathanael Szobody wrote:Fantastic idea Ina!

I say apply for your grant, and if you get it, invite whom you will

Africa needs way more if this sort of projects. It is likely the most threatened continent by climate change, soil loss and poverty, but permaculture leaders are currently working in the most fertile areas of the world--go figure!

I'm increasingly convinced that those of us working in Africa need to build our own network and write out own books. There are so many intricacies to the wet/dry tropics that current permaculture training does not address. Do you have a website or blog of what your already doing?

Here's to a great collaborative future in Africa!



Thanks Nathanael, you can find us on facebook www.facebook.com/GrowingFoodinWindhoek/
If you have any nobudget ideas for zone 1 in informal settlements in drylands - please let me know! Greetings, ina
 
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Natasha Abrahams wrote:Yes great idea Nataniel! There  are people from Zimbabwe and Kenya too I have seen on this forum so it sounds like an idea whose time has come.
Ina, not a qualified permaculturalist but I do practice indigenous knowledge systems on my place in Cape Town. Have just inherited some land outside Windhoek so will be doing some development work there next year. It would be great to network and share ideas and experiences. Let us stay in touch!


super, let me know when you are coming to Windhoek
 
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Hello Africa! Have you heard of Tony Rinaudo who planted more trees than Greenpeace or anyone on earth probably, visible from space? Or more precise his method made the farmers do it. If you did hear of him sorry to have bothered you, but i'd like to remind people because his viewcount is an unimpressive 221. That is about one view per million trees planted through FMNR. Saviors should be celebrated.

https://youtu.be/L6YEUJg9w7I
 
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Ina Neuberger Wilkie wrote:
If you have any nobudget ideas for zone 1 in informal settlements in drylands - please let me know! Greetings, ina



I do have some ideas! In fact, I'm going to start a new thread on just that topic becuase I think a lot of people would have something to contribute to that conversation. I've posted it here https://permies.com/t/106394/Zone-ideas-HOT-climates#868740

But the short version is that I put all my greywater onto banana, papaya, chaya and bamboo, strategically placed to shade the house. Secondly, I plant chaya, moringa and pigeon pea among the perennial beds so that when the garden is over I have a food forest in its place.

-Nathanael
 
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sure thing Ina!
 
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We need a book for African permaculture. Particularly, there are no permaculture resources for the wet/dry tropics. Shall we join forces to write it? I think we would benefit greatly from the exercise, and fill an enormous void.

 
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