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Namalo Permaculture Demonstration Site and Farm
Namalo Permaculture Demonstration Site and Farm
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Namalo, next to a shop called County, House, Namalo (next to Rwambwa), Bunyala, Busia, KE
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

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Namalo Permaculture Demonstration Site and Farm

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Commercial, Demonstration

Project Summary

Development of two plots (1 acre and 6.75 acres) according to Permaculture principles. The sites are intended to become commercially viable through food production and tourism, while also providing a pleasant place to live and to demonstrate the benefits of permaculture practices to the community.

Project Description

The projects consists of two sites, one being 1 acre large, the other 6.75 acres. The 6.75 acres is a hillside in a small valley, where swales and rainwater capturing ponds have been dug. Most of the site will be converted into a food forest, with eco houses, both for residents, guests, volunteers and tourists, to be built. The one acre site has been enriched with swales, road run-off capturing ponds, a tree nursery, a mandala garden and a mud house. Parts of it are being converted into food forests, pigeons have already taken residence and more domestic animals are to come. We plan to add a biogas digester before the end of this year. 

The aim of this project is to demonstrate to the community a more profitable way of living as compared to the subsistance farming, charcoal burning and stone digging common in this area. By doing so we hope to reduce soil erosion, increase (food) production and welfare throughout the region.


On our way to abundance

Over the past four months a lot of progress has been made: thousands of trees planted, nursery expanded, kitchen and animal shelter built, biogas installed, water tanks being fixed as we speak.

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Duck habitat under construction

We're expanding our main pond while creating a duck's paradise

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)
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