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Jona John Nzira
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Midrand Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Climate Zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

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Alex Kruger Colin Boggess Eidin Griffin Evelyn Bishop francine chanover George McAllister Jeannnie Viljoen-Davidoff João Gonçalves Julio Itacaramby Mark Brown Melissa McDonald Niki Neave paul barker Randy Monk Rebekah Copas Renaud Labuschagne Ruan Botha Simon Addison Stephen Koen Warwick Metcalfe
Geoff Lawton John Wilson
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About Jona John Nzira

Born in rural areas of eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, study in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

John Nzira, founded Ukuvuna Urban Farming projects in 2005. He studied agro-ecology and permaculture, environmental education and community development. With more than two decades of experience working for government and NGOs in Africa, John is one of the permaculture pioneers in Africa.
He received international sponsorship for training in Environmental Education and Ecological Agriculture in USA, Canada and Israel and received national and international awards:

SANPARKS Kudu award for Community contribution to conservation 2011, awarded in Nov 2012
MTK Award Department of Agriculture Gauteng, Water and Environment Project, First prize 2011
MTK Award Department of Agriculture Gauteng, Ambassador for Community Projects, First prize 2011
Post Bank Community Sector: Climate Change Leadership Award First prize 2010
MTK Award Department of Agriculture Gauteng First prize 2009
Landcare Nation Champion category first prize 2009
MTK Award Department of Agriculture Gauteng first prize 2007
Silver Gilt medal Chelsea Flower Show – UK Royal Horticultural Society 2006
DEAT Conserva individual award 1996


Permaculture node in peri-urban

Learning Centre for permaculture excellence through training. The centre has a wholist link of livestock, apiculture, aquaculture, vermiculture, agronomy, plant propagation, grey and black water treatment and training facilities.

Posted about 13 years ago (2 comments)
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Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course unverified
Diploma in permaculture design
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Verifying teacher: John Wilson
Other Teachers: John Turner, Bridget O'Connor
Location: Fambidzanai Permaculture Institute
Date: Nov 1988

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