|Midrand Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
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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
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.