Mr Hodere’s Experimental Permaculture Garden
Mr Hodere received training in permaculture from TSURO Trust. He has a small plot in Rusitu, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe and talks about what he does.
Introducing Ebenezer Agricultural Training Centre
Ebenezer runs a two year fulltime apprenticeship that enables young people (17-23 year olds) to start and run their own small-scale farm/agribusiness. The Centre has been running since 2007 and is located in Mablauwuni Village in the dry Matopo area of Matebeleland South. The program has an ‘earn and learn’ approach and trainees do not pay anything until they start earning from sales of their produce.
Introducing the PORET Trust
Introducing PORET Trust, (Participatory Organic Research Extension and Training) in Manicaland, Zimbabwe.
Introducing Mountain of Hope organic farmers Association
Mountain of Hope is an organic farmers association in Wedza, Zimbabwe, with a community garden project, founded in 2011. The project is jointly facilitated by the Fambidzanai Permaculture Training Centre (FPTC) and the Zimbabwe Organic Producers Association (ZOPPA) based in Harare. When I visited the site in May 2012, farmers Catherine Manhando and Rachel Taruvinga told me that the project has been successfully contributing to their household food security, firstly by providing a rich variety of vegetables for the family pot, but also through income received via sales of organic produce. The project and project members sell to neighbouring households, nearby boarding schools and to supermarkets in Harare.
Introducing Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust
The Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) in Chikukwa, Chimanimani district, is an inspiring community permaculture project that began in 1991. In October 2011, I was fortunate to tour the area and made this short video.
Introducing Kufunda – a community of learning
Victoria Falls Eco-composting
Wisdom Sibanda of Victoria Falls shares with us how to make an eco-composting pit at home. The method encourages worms and natural organisms to break down food and garden waste to create a fertile organic compost.