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Ahabwe Michael
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In Spring of 2010, together with our Chicago based partner organization Project Focus, we created and implemented a solar powered Internet Center that provides free Permaculture and Information Technology (IT) training to local farmers and youth in Uganda, East Africa. Our center serves as a resource for information and training in areas of need such as agriculture, education and health to local farming communities. Our work has benefited over 120,000 people since 2008. We love permaculture and we love our farmers who do the dirty work, that is why all our permaculture trainings are free for small holder farmers.

In 2015, Vancouver based Lush Manufacturing gave us a $5000 SEED grant that supported training 7621 farmers in 2015 alone. 177 individual donors also supported our different projects across the country in 2015.

Through our 2016 Grow a Farmer campaign, we want to train more 10000 farmers in permaculture, 1000 farmers in Information Technology and work with 1000 school children to plant 10000 food trees in their schools, homes and communities.

Why does our permaculture work matter?
- We all need food and farmers to grow it. We need farmers and school children who grow food in an ecologically sound manner.
- We're creating a community where people can reconnect with their food source. We’ll be offering hands-on learning at farm events throughout the year.
- We're focused on regenerative agriculture and restoring the land to a healthier state. We are conserving for our future food and environment systems

We are a grassroots organization driven by staff and volunteers who work hard everyday to ensure our works sustainably benefits communities and farmers we work with.
Please join us to make permaculture training available to farmers who need it most. Please support our Grow a Farmer campaign through this link - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grow-a-farmer#/

Also, please share our Grow a Farmer campaign link with hundreds of permies and encourage them to support our work, we have only 12 days left

BY:
Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa
Executive Director - ICOD Action Network
www.icodan.org
Grow a Farmer - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/grow-a-farmer#/
 
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