Thousands of educators are attending workshops across the country, learning how to develop healthy and sustainable school environments that are conducive to learning.
This 12-day Permaculture Design Course, facilitated by Jamie Shepherd, is run as a Correspondence Course, which includes practical and interactive weekends where you can practice what you've learnt.
Project Lulutho is enhancing its cooperation with other civil society organisations this July to give rural teachers, students and youth-at-risk the tools to better their lives.
When Simon Gear studied palaeoclimatology they looked at data sets harvested at glaciers as significant, but never before had he seen or touched one. Until he accompanied Justin Smith, sustainability manager at Woolworths, and their team up Kilimanjaro last month.
'For me it was a big deal and I was elated to find how strong I felt at the top. I was worried along the way,' said Simon during an interview with Elma Pollard from the Green Times.
They were on a mission to learn more about the impact of climate change on Kili's melting ice cap and the resultant impact on the organic coffee farmers who are dependent on the water from the caps for their coffee plantations on the slopes. About 68 000 coffee farmers are organised into a cooperative, the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperation Union.
For many years, Petronella Gasa has dreamed of establishing a flourishing food garden at her school ' Cedara Primary. After attending a 4 day Permaculture Workshop run by SEED in 2008 and many workshops on compost making and companion planting at Dovehouse Organic Farm, she found the inspiration she needed to make her dream come true.
'Can man, using the forest as a model, design human habitats with the same complexity, stability & productivity as the life webs in the forest?'
This question was asked in the 60's by Bill Mollison and David Holgrem from the University of Tasmania. They observed and studied life webs in the forest. Systems that continued to grow more and more stable and resilient the more complex the relationships between their diversity grew. Their search for the answer lead to the birth of Perma Culture ' man and nature in a shared culture for the permanent well being of both.