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Permaculture in Kenya and Uganda

Posted by Daniel Parra Hensel almost 9 years ago

One full two-week PDC, two designs projects for two orphanages, a visit to Kibera the biggest slum in East Africa and an intensive 4 day shortened PDC. Two countries and one month to pull it off! Here we go!

Our exciting journey to Africa begins in less than one week! On March 4th Warren Brush, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, and I will embark on our journey to Kenya and Uganda. 

We arrive in Nairobi Kenya on the 6th and get straight to work designing and incorporating permaculture design to Amrita Children's Home site in Nairobi Kenya. Amrita's Center is an orphanage started by Amma, the "Hugging Saint" from India on an 11 acre site on the banks of the Athi River. The center is already home to 108 children providing them with shelter, food, education and healthcare. Ongoing expansions will continue in order to accommodate up to a maximum of 2000 children. This project will be a prototype for many others around the world.

On the 8th of March Warren and I head to the Island of Rusinga on Lake Victoria to teach the two week PDC at Badilisha Eco Village. The Course starts March 9th and runs until March 22nd. 

Next we hop on a ferry and head to Southeast Uganda to the Lyantonde District for a 4 day intro to Permaculture intensive being offered to 5 farming cooperatives consisting of mostly women from the surrounding villages.

On the 27th we return to Nairobi Kenya to design a food production system with the locals at Mercy School in the Suba district and pay a visit to Mohamad A. Mohamad, who is a young man that was born and raised in the biggest slum in East Africa. He has been a keystone in the formation of an organization called Youth and Farm Self Help Group. This group is based out of and works in the very heart of the slums of his birth, located in the Kibera District of Nairobi, Kenya. 

I look forward to the many wonderful connections and friends we will make and to get to learn from the amazing people of Kenya and Uganda.

with gratitude and ebullience!

Daniel Parra Hensel


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Daniel Parra Hensel : Hey! We arrived in Kenya on Sunday the 6th. It is amazing here! We start the PDC at Badilisha Eco Village today the 9th! We have an amazing group of people from all over the world and the work Evans (the manager of Badilisha) and the residents have done is truly inspiring! Check us out if your in the area. Blessings
Posted almost 9 years ago

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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Robyn Francis
Other Teachers: Warren Brush
Location: Quail Springs Permaculture
Date: Jul 2009
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Quail Springs 3 Month Farm Apprenticeship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Jan Smith
Other Teachers: Brenton Kelly, Paul Swenson, Justin Kirmse, Lin Kirmse, Kolmi Majumdar, Warren Brush
Location: Quail Springs Permaculture
Date: Aug 2009
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Soil Food Web - Compost and Compost Tea Technologies
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Dr. Elaine Ingham
Location: Orella Ranch Santa Barbara, Ca
Date: Oct 2009
Other course verified
Keyline Design Course (KDC)
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Darren J. Doherty
Location: Orella Ranch Santa Barbara, Ca
Date: Nov 2009
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Pathways to Re-Localization
Type: Other
Teacher: Joel Salatin
Location: El Capitan Logde Santa Barbara
Date: Dec 2009
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School Garden Teacher Training Course
Type: Gardening
Verifying teacher: Lisa Preschel
Other Teachers: Brock Dolman, Kendall Dunnigan, Doug Gosling, Michelle Vesser, Dave Henson, Adam Wolpert
Location: Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Occidental California
Date: Jun 2010
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PDC - International Development - Sustainable Aid Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Warren Brush
Other Teachers: Daniel Parra Hensel
Location: Kenya, Uganda, Africa
Date: Mar 2011
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PRI-AU 10 week Internship
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Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Lesley Byrne, Gordon Williams, Nick Huggins, Paul Taylor , Tim Barker, Nawdia Lawton
Location: The Channon, Australia
Date: Apr 2011
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Earthworks and Earth Resources
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Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Gordon Williams
Location: PRI Australia-Zaytuna Farm
Date: Apr 2011
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Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Lesley Byrne
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Date: May 2011
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Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Lesley Byrne
Location: PRI Australia-Zaytuna Farm
Date: May 2011
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Urban Permaculture Design Course
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Teacher: Nick Huggins
Location: PRI Australia-Zaytuna Farm
Date: Jun 2011
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Sustainable Vocations for Young People
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Warren Brush
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Location: Quail Springs Permaculture
Date: Jul 2011
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