Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust
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A successful permaculture Design course at Badilisha Ecovillage in kenya

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Posted by Evans Owuor Odula over 6 years ago

Following a successful design course at badilisha ecovillage ,organised by PRI Kenya, many farmers have been inspired and are wonderful work on their farms.

We are very happy to have had a good closing and new year .As Badilisha and Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya managed to organize a successful permaculture design course which was attended by local and International participants .And we were lucky there were scholarships for the local farmers to be able to participate fully in the course .The farmers who participated in the course benefited immensely from the wealth of experience and the wonderful facilitation from the local teachers and International teachers as well.And it was really a good mix of people from deferent cultural backgrounds.

The 12 local farmers involved in the direct sponsorship benefitted through the training, I am glad that the available scholarship helped us manage to have them all trained.

The farmers learnt various aspects of permaculture designs ,principles and participated in the design groups and final designs for each group.We also had great plenaries and sharing about  intelligent ways of pest control, soil, water  and other major topics in permaculture.The farmers were very much inspired  and they have started to do great jobs in their farms and.Talking to some of them last week, I noticed a lot of improvement in the work they are doing and I see that once all the farmers starts to get support through the direct sponsor, which will enable them to commit their full time to the farms , a lot of improvements shall be noticed and all the farmers are nowadays holding monthly meetings to review and share and share about some of the challenges they have come across and also start to be together with the vision of forming acooperative in future once they have grown together and they have abundant food.

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Chiel van der Voort
Chiel van der Voort : Dear Evans,

This sounds like great progress on Rusinga! I wish you and the farmers good luck this rain season and hope to have a chance to visit sometime this year.

Regards, Chiel
Posted over 6 years ago

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