The vision for this project is to create a series of four demonstration centers, using permaculture design and our existing networks of friends, trainees and colleagues to help create them. In the process we hope to develop a firm foundation for permaculture to develop in East Africa.
We have already developed links to a series of like minded networks and organisations working this subject area and in these regions.
- Permaculture Research Institute of Uganda
- PermoAfrica Centre Kenya
- Dolen Ffermio Wales/ Africa
- Connect Africa (Kampala)
- Mt Elgon Coffee and honey co-operative
- Hub Cymru Africa (Wales/ Africa)
- Arkleton Trust UK (support information dissemination)
- Permaculture Association Britain
Each one of these potential training hubs represents a very different challenge, potential and result. We hope to reach a wide section of the population and use what we learn through this process to develop many more. The academy has the specific intention of creating the next generation of permaculture teachers and leaders for Africa and ultimately for the benefit of the whole planet!
Here is the outcome of a short visit to one of the farmers in the Kumi area supported to incorporate permaculture design in to his family holding. https://youtu.be/yS4W5v_1DQc