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PDN x-124 Crossroads, Lilongwe, Lilongwe, MW
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Wet/Dry Tropical

Birgitta Seegers Marissa Porter
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Residential, Community, Demonstration

Project Summary

We are a family living and sharing permaculture design with anyone who wants to learn and share. We were certified in Permaculture Design in 1998 and diplomas in 2008. We focus on local species biodiversity, especially those lesser known.

Project Description

We have a small 3-acre homestead we have repaired and are continually returning surplus to, as well as sharing with others.  June Walker was our teacher in a private course at her home in Monkey Bay, Malawi.  She was certified in 1994 by Jeremy & Avice (?) and we were certified in 1998.  In 2008, Ali Sharif facilitated our Diplomas signed by Bill Mollison after visting Malawi and spending time with us at NeverEndingFood and in our work life.

We started Permaculture first for ourselves, but have grown into a demonstration centre and house two families on one acre and host 2-3 Permaculture interns from the community for 2-3 years.  During that time they become certified in Permaculture and gain skills in design, teaching and outreach and have plenty of space to make their first mistakes!

We are three in our family, me (Stacia), husband Kristof and our daughter Khalidwe who all contribute in different ways.  I work with the UN and other development aid agencies on nutrition, utilizing permaculture ethics, principles and terminology whenever I can. 

Kristof manages the homestead and interns and frequent vistors (individuals, groups/ organizations).  He does a lot of reading, writing and advocacy for sustainable systems.

Khalidwe integrates permaculture ideas into her school life and they have redesigned some areas at her school and encourage healthy living.


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