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Chiel van der Voort
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Joined:
31/01/2012
Last Updated:
30/06/2012
Location:
Kibos, Kisumu, Kenya
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical
Gender:
Male





My Projects

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Namalo Permaculture Demonstration Site and Farm

Namalo Permaculture Demonstration Site and Farm

Namalo (next to Rwambwa), Bunyala, Busia, KE

Palos farm

Palos farm

Kibos, Kisumu, KE


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Kinesi Orphans Permaculture Project Resilience Now Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   Kesho Leo- FoodWaterShelter inc Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya Daraja Academy Permaculture Project Starting & Staying Small Bayan Ulgii Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Learning Badilisha Ecovillage Foundation Trust Greening the Desert Project Dewe School of Practical Arts and Sciences Al Numeira Environmental Association Forever Forestry Strategic Empowerment Program El Pedregal
Followers
Calvin Lawrence Catherine Kinoti firas hebili Marco Enzo Maximilian Ullrich Monika Frank Patrick Vanderhulst Sheena Shah Win Almazan
Following
Alex McCausland Anthony Munene Calvin Lawrence elin lindhagen duby Geoff Lawton Monica Marshall Monika Frank Randy Mayers Ryan Harb Simon Addison Stephen Kimole Tony White

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Project well underway!

Posted by Chiel van der Voort over 6 years ago

Swales have been dug, a modest structure erected, potatoes, cow peas, kunde, bananas, avocados, mangos and many others planted!

It has been about 6 months since my friend Felix and I acquired a neat piece of land. The location is a rough hillside and valley (6.75 acres) with an abundance of thorny bush. Moreover we have 1 acre on the roadside, where we put up a mudhouse with a mudcouch and a mudbed. On both pieces a good number of swales and ponds have been dug, and numerous trees (support species as well as fruit trees) are being planted. One pond captures vast amounts of water from the road, providing us with water permanently. As we speak this pond is being extended with a canal, bringing water up to halfway the 1-acre plot. The first domestic animals to arrive were the pigeons and chicken, but ducks and guinea fowls are now soon to follow. 

In the meantime we are sensitising the neighbours. In the first place we employed them whenever groundworks needed to be done. Moreover two neighbours have been employed full time to tend the nursery, plant the food forest and do the dozens of other things coming on our paths. More and more neighbours are showing their interest in our project, and occasionally we hand out trees as a teaser to join our approach.

Next week I'll be going to Kyrgyzstan to get inspired by permaculture projects there, before I implement some ideas back in Kenya.

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Marco Enzo
Marco Enzo : Hi Chiel, I wanted to come for kenya, live with the masai, and planting trees. So I see what you do align with much of what I want. Namely, have a demostration site already nursering trees, and having a bigger plot (200 acres), for bigscale production.. I put my self up for work.. Planning to be in kenya february. I would love to meet, and join forces to plant trees / make life :)
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Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
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Date: May 2013

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