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PO Box 252, Mahlanya, Malkerns, Manzini Region, SZ
+268 7621 3230
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Warm Temperate

Alex Kruger Benson Anthony Estrella Lolita Jeannnie Viljoen-Davidoff João Gonçalves Kana Knox Lily Bunker paul barker Raymond Myburgh Soozi van der Linde Stanley Triplett Vincent Fields VIRGINIE FLACHET Warwick Metcalfe Wynand Van Der Walt
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Urban, Rural, Community, School Projects, Philanthropic/aid, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group/Transition Town/Permablitz, Financial/Economic

Project Summary

We support people to effect planned change in their own lives through the provision of high quality learning opportunities, rooted in sustainable & ecologically sound approaches to farming & human development.

Project Description

We are a Permaculture training centre nestled in the midveld of Swaziland on a 2.2 hectares smallholding, just outside the small town of Malkerns. We give people the tools to improve their own quality of life through creative training rooted in sustainable & ecologically sound approaches to farming & human development.

Quality of life in Swaziland is hugely undermined by the highest HIV prevalence in the world. We use our training programmes as a platform to actively tackle the issues linked to HIV/AIDS, such as gender inequity & food insecurity.



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