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Any permies around Harare?

 
                          
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Hello, I'm a wannabe permie. I've been lurking for sometime now; so much to learn. I just bought 5 acres around Harare & am so full of ideas. And questions. 

I'm especially thinking of
(i) living fences - bouganvillea, hibiscus or any other plants that are easy to propagate & fast growing
(ii) alternative building - rammed earth with thatched roofs seems to be ideal. Not sure about the floors

Once I have these I can start thinking of food, animals, herbs etc
I would also love to hear any btdt stories about newbies with hearts full of dreams and no real experience...
 
                          
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http://www.snvworld.org/en/countries/zimbabwe/Pages/default.aspx

The goat farming manual on that link is excellent (for any absolute newbie like me) for southern africa. Very nice overview, I wish they produce more manuals for other farm animals. Not actual permaculture but gives a nice jumping off place for the beginner.
 
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