Permaculture Design Course, Uganda

by Community Forests International on January 10, 2010

In our Permaculture (PC) training, we have begun by identifying global issues that need to be addressed. These are polluted air and water, soil erosion, deforestation, peak oil, population growth that cannot be maintained, and unfair trade/economics. These problems are creating loss of biodiversity, unfair distribution of wealth, land degradation, and climate change. Permaculture provides solutions to these problems as a design science for sustainable living and land use. Using methods of Permaculture, we can create food security, sustainable communities, fair trade, diverse ecosystems, less use of oil, and environmental and social rehabilitation. Daimen and I hope to introduce the ideas we are learning in our Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in Pemba, Tanzania, helping to create more sustainable communities (i.e. more localization of food, goods, and services) that will result in fair trade and less dependence on outside resources. Implementing PC in our tree planting projects will yield better growth of not only timber products, but food products as well. At the same time, people of Pemba Island will be improving their island's environment and soil for future generations. These PC ideas can be applied in our daily lives as well.

"Treat the earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children." Algonquin

Pictures coming soon, as the connection is too slow for that right now. smile

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