R. Mara

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since Jun 25, 2013
Took a pdc in 2012 and got hooked. Into permaculture for food security and environmentally friendly human 'development' and also sustainable living communities for freedom loving people.
Doing a small backyard permaculture project near Nairobi. then a larger more community based one in rural dryland Kenya.
Welcome any travelers wishing to come help..plant, build, share ideas and knowledge and hopefully have some fun times and adventures.
Kenya
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Started my food forest less than 2 years ago. I started with fruit, nut, medicine, indigenous, nitro-fixing trees and random herbs and left them growing while I went off to learn more. My goal is to have a totally self sustaining system little forest (it’s about ¼ an acre) that I can live off entirely.
Then I did swales and a water catchment pond. Did some sheet mulching on the areas that I would like to be herb and crop gardens and I'm mapping out where I want to build structures. Trying to decide between pit latrine system and composting toilet.
Haven't finished tree planting, so I'm planning out guilds so that I don’t only have fruits to eat...having problems thinking up perennial veg/ legume type plants to incorporate into guilds. So far, only got pigeon peas, asparagus and wild indigenous greens. Researching into edible flowers. Not having much luck with grains here except maybe oats.
Have done boundaries and fencing with nettle, leucanea, moringa, acacias, comfrey and other nitro fixers to use for fertilizing.
4 years ago
If you plan to be in Kenya around Sept and October and are looking to volunteer in a small backyard perm project near Nairobi in a family home. Bed and food provided...also getting to visit other larger permaculture projects in Kenya and connecting with permies in the area. Looking for people who can stay long enough to do something substantial. Love creative types who take initiative and get involved!
Bamboo workshop in Africa. Learn the entire process of making crafts and building with bamboo in a 1 month live-in certification course in August in a Kenyan village.
http://www.strategicempowermentprogram.org/courses
4 years ago
Bamboo workshop in Africa. Learn the entire process of making crafts and building with bamboo in a 1 month live-in certification course in August in a Kenyan village.
http://www.strategicempowermentprogram.org/courses