My name is hezbon omondi Okuku, I am abenficiary of badilisha direct sponsorship project. i have been participating in the regular meetings and trainings at badilisha community center .The sessions have been much educative and due to this , it has made me more interested in permaculture studies under our coordinator and trainer Evans.
AS I was in the process of learning more about per culture , I was able to flash back on the old system whereby our forefathers used to to cultivate crops ,uses local manure from the animal waste ,use ashes for the pest control ,using rotten plants leaves as manure -put in the compost , use grey water -use d water in homes for future use ,use of cover crops ,mulching methods ie rain water and planting of trees alongside the farms to act as the windbreakers. Continue reading “Remembering Our Traditions”→
Hi I am OKoth IDi ODIRA , I am among the badilisha direct sponsorship project in RUsinga ISland , we normally have meetings to learn about permaculture .
PErmaculture for sure is holistic and looking at whole systems . I have loved the idea of planning and looking keenly at deferent elements in the farm and how to pace them in the farm.i have been a mused with ideas about food forests , mandala gardens and how different components within the farm are analyzed and placed, and how they are connected. Continue reading “A Silent Revolution”→
Our weekly permaculture meetings and straining have made us have great permaculture knowledge and great heights in terms of planting and management of gardens. I am sure that at the end of the project me as the recipient is going to benefit with food security and take care of our families basic needs.
So far we have learnt how to control pests in our farms. Those has given us a lot of encouragement this has resulted into healthy food. Planting skills have also improved, our soils have also grown healthier and we are starting to have clean food. Continue reading “Healthier Soil and Clean Food Security”→
As a group we have been having meetimga and learning and sharing together about permaculture .Our good coordination and planning has enabled us learn about permaculture .as at now Ia m able to give a clear definition of what permaculture is about , and also implement some of what we have learnt in our precious trainings .planning and designing my farm before doing my work. Really touched my heart and I am currently replaning my farm and organizing it. In a permaculture way.
Here are some photos of the family garden that the family can potentially share with the project and school. The school has a water issue and there is currently no water on site but the family garden has water. I am in contact with the Ministry of Agriculture (Forestry) who could also be helpful with establishing a orchard, but this is a process. I also do not think they will be able to put a fence around the whole garden as the garden is quite big (something like 130mx35m – approx -might even be bigger! I don’t have the measurements we took at hand right now…) due to cost (I am currently assisting them with planning/quoting for fencing and shade netting for a school garden here in Windhoek…).
The first group of recipients has already done their Permaculture Introduction Course, and are looking forward to getting sponsors and converting their land to permaculture.
The whole group here is exited about the progress and we are happy that we are all in these. we are a strong group here ,motivated and is already going on with meetings. The group have written all their family profiles, we have created email acounts and today we are going to set up skrill accounts and the take family photos for each recipient.
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