Dear Friends, After some good rainfall the swales are holding the water. We are taking advantage of it by planting trees along them, with vetiver grass will be planted on the opposite site.We have continued of our tree planting with indigenous mazhanje and guava fruit trees for our forest garden.For our living fence we haveContinue reading Updates December 19
Despite the difficult situation as well as rising corona virus cases in the village, Evans and the project team is busy working at the project site. They have started the construction of the permanent beds of the garden. At the below pictures you will find the growth stage of the corn and bean plot asContinue reading Updates December 6
You might have seen our current project, to plant an edible forest and living fence at the Permaculture Education Centre area as well as on our smaller plot in Casino township. Thankfully, to your donations and for getting our proposal accepted by the SEEDS community, we are able to buy over 250 fruit and indigenousContinue reading Updates November 9
Good morning Dear Friends. We are raising funds for our edible forest garden to be able to plant in the rainy season so they will be able establish themselves when the draughty weather comes.We are using canopy layers as the picture shows for the forest effect. Mangoes are the highest trees in our list, orangeContinue reading edible forest garden
Evans with 6 community members visited the Africa Centre for Holistic Management and the Soft Foot Alliance Trust. Evans said:“This workshop was an eye opener for me and my colleagues. We are hoping that sooner or later they will come to our community to train trainers.They train regenerative farming and holistic management to communities, organisations,Continue reading Africa Centre for Holistic Management – Workshop
We have started our harvest on the cabbage field! We planted 4 different types of cabbage and some have been sun dried directly whilst others have been boiled first in salty water then dried. We will store them in bags and we can keep them up to a year depending on the conditions.
Good news! Despite the difficult times Evans and the project team are still busy working. They just completed the installation of the solar system. A great success. Thanks to all of you for the great ongoing help and support.
Work on the Permaculture Centre continues. With the guardroom now thatched, we still need to raise £4,000 to erect 9 more huts that can welcome the orphans and students onto the Centre.We are moulding around 55,000 bricks for the buildings and working on the farm with 3 ladies, 3 youths and 2 men from theContinue reading Developments, Fundraising and a Visit by Tony Ndoro
Thank you all for patiently waiting for our latest updates. The thatching of the guardroom has been delayed due the national restrictions effecting the arrival of our thatcher. But he finally managed to work with our people again. As shown on the photos below, it all looks great and the brick moulding has also startedContinue reading UPDATES August 21
We are very busy at the Mangwende Orphan Care Centre with a great progress on our first hut for the village, which will accommodate 10 children and their foster care parent or mother. It will have 6 huts, kitchen, sitting room, garden and fish pond. We are also finishing the solar pv stand to putContinue reading UPDATES JULY 28