Food & Water

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The Power of a Seed in Fertile Ground

As permaculture designers, we find ourselves having to answer two questions very frequently: how can we have impact? And, how can we make permaculture guarantee successful harvests? I will explore these questions by exploring one of humanity’s oldest activities: agriculture. Agriculture is essential for human survival and well-being. As permaculturists our work is inherently about soil stewardship; what better place to start than with soil itself? Agriculture based on appropriate technology – principally, farmers know about seeds, soils and water – has been around for millennia. It is not my intent to provide an exhaustive history here but rather focus on current practices of growing crops in soils and draw lessons from them to understand ways that permaculture design principles could be integrated into farming practices to increase sustainability.

Is Kenya Hungry?

Facebook-f Twitter Some Kenyans are Affected by Hunger Kenya Cares -Ubuntu Village πŸŒ‡πŸŒ†πŸŒƒπŸšœ Previous Next The Struggle of Hunger in Kenya People in Kenya, like many other African countries, face hunger every day. They often lack the ability to feed themselves, let alone their families, because they cannot grow food due to poor soil and […]

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Photo by Jeremy Pagden on Unsplash Photo by Claire Roadley on Unsplash Help must be offered to the custodial care the villagers give the wildlife around Hwange National Park. Donate here Photo by Peter Kvetny on Unsplash Villagers would like to self-sustain. As of the writing of this blog, there have not been many […]

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