A talk by the founders of a pilot project for African farmers
PermEzone is a non-profit programme, currently running the 3rd in a series of pilot projects in East Africa through local permaculture training centres. Their programme of training and support empowers smallholder farming communities to create their own farm designs using regenerative farming practices fine-tuned to local realities. The focus on building eco-social resilience through increased biodiversity on the farm allied to increased community cooperation, brings benefits that include improved family nutrition and long-term improvements in local economies.
Hugh Kelly will talk about his experience of founding permEzone and directing the pilot, and plans for a new organisation based in East Africa to scale up the programme. He will also touch on his work as President of Mesa Harmony Garden, a volunteer-led community food forest in his own neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California.
Sheena Shah will talk about her involvement with permEzone from the start, initially through the Permaculture Research Institute, Kenya. She will also talk about her work as a Permaculture Teacher and Design Consultant, and as Director of Harvesting for Good, based in Nairobi, using permaculture to transform lawns, home gardens, community development and overall farming practices to create healthy and robust regenerative land designs, while helping to improve access to fresh, healthy local food.
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