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Maasai Conservation Fund |
Wednesday, 7th April 2021
Of the 120 indigenous tribes in East Africa, the Maasai are known for their distinctive customs and dress, and their residence near some of the greatest collections of wildlife on earth. These traditionally nomadic pastoralists love their land, and have been exceptional custodians of it for hundreds of years, living among the wild animals,... more
 
John Nzira |
Thursday, 1st April 2021
Ukuvuna: “a process or a period of gathering yield”. In Southern Africa, Ukuvuna is transforming individuals, families and societies to become adaptable and resilient to social, economic and environment challenges. Families are sharing pride in their ability to ensure food and nutrition security, adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change... more
 
Lorenzo Costa |
Friday, 26th March 2021
La Scoscesa is a farm based in the Chianti area, in Tuscany, Italy. Many know the area for its wine. Few remember the region was inhabited since the etruscan era, 2500 years ago, and was until the ‘60s organised through a share-cropping system, that applied a coltura promiscua approach to land use; coltura promiscua, meaning polyculture, and... more
 
Javad Razmi |
Tuesday, 16th March 2021
I have always tried to make my students learn through action. To acquaint my students with the principles of permaculture, and a nature-friendly food production system, a pilot site was needed. The university campus was the most suitable place for establishing the first permaculture self-resilient pilot site in autumn of 2016. The arena of this... more
 
Michael Feldmann |
Tuesday, 16th March 2021
One of the most satisfying ways of growing fruit tree is by propagating your own. Cuttings, air layering, or seeds, from any tree in your backyard, farm or smallholding, can be great for starting fruit bushes. When starting this way, it is absolutely free and has endless possibilities. Propagating fruit for beginners doesn’t have to be a stressful... more
 
Caleb Omolo |
Tuesday, 16th March 2021
Goodbye Poverty is a community project in Kenya, set up by Sustainable Village Resources East Africa (SVR), with the mission to train marginalized communities on regenerative agriculture using permaculture ethics and principles, to ensure evolution from poverty and increased food production, social-economic stability and environmental conservation... more
 
Permaculture Magazine |
Monday, 8th March 2021
Permaculture Magazine/Permanent Publications co-founder and editor, Maddy Harland, has worked tirelessly to not only promote permaculture and take it mainstream. Morag Gamble, founder of the Permaculture Education Institute says, "Maddy is one of the leading female voices in the world of permaculture." Maddy has supported and encouraged women... more
 
Michael Feldmann |
Friday, 15th January 2021
Oats is an ancient grain that is of Mediterranean origin. Ancient grains like oats are claimed to be more nutritious and healthier than modern grains. Recently oats became very popular due to their health benefits. They are an important source of fiber, especially beta-glucan, and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, oats... more
 
Michael Feldmann |
Friday, 18th December 2020
Buckwheat is named after the grain's resemblance to the seeds of the beech tree and its uses being similar to those of wheat. Buckwheat is cultivated for its grain-like seeds, which are eaten in many countries and regions. The groats (hulled seeds) are commonly eaten cooked as porridge in western Asia and Eastern Europe. In Japan and Korea... more
 
Eliza Colin Hodges |
Thursday, 10th December 2020
It is incredible to come to a place where you feel you are held so beautifully, ways that you did not know were possible for a higher education system. This is about how the university I am attending can be a possible example to reframe higher education in our current times, and a call to those who need this shift in their lives. The Universidad... more
 

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