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Recent (13Dec10) Time article on greening Africa

 
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It had a lot of permaculture ideas in it - catching rainwater to water crops, nitrogen fixing trees, using drought resistant trees to shade fruit trees etc, without ever saying the word permaculture.  The article just called them good farming practices and was optimistic that they are catching on in Africa.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2034377,00.html

I just thought I would pass it along.

Patrick
 
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Thank you for this link!
 
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More about the work of Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement: http://wangarimaathai.com/
 
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