Burners Without Borders Supports Stepping Stones Garden

BWB is funding the garden program at Stepping Stones in Mochudi, Botswana to the tune of $500.  Five hundred bucks may not seem like a lot, but for an organization such as Stepping Stones that has quite a tight budget, it makes all the difference between a sparse permaculture garden and a jam up- will … Continue reading

~Many thanks to BurnersWithoutBorders~

Burners Without Borders has been so wonderful in supporting my projects while I’ve been in Africa.  Although the full story was posted here, you can also find a BWB-fitted, slightly different take on the project at: http://blog.burnerswithoutborders.org/?p=581 BWB is “facilitating creative, out of the box solutions that grow community and culture.”  Become a fan on … Continue reading

it’s more like a short story than a blog post… Nsumbi Village Project Nov09-Jan10

I traveled from Botswana to Malawi to attend the 9th International Permaculture Convergence & Conference during November 2009.  Malawi is a tiny country encompassing the southernmost portion of the Great Rift Valley in Africa.  A large portion of its territory is a fresh water lake, which many people depend on for fish and their livelihoods.  … Continue reading

round 3: perma garden at maru a pula school

Today was my first day back with the students in the garden at MAP.  Having been away for 3 months, I returned to find the garden looking mighty post-apocalyptic.  Grass has grown up in the pathways, most of the veg and herbs have either gone to seed or burnt to a crisp  and all of … Continue reading

Wash Basin Project in Nsumbi Village, Malawi

I was one day from leaving Malawi when Tinus from Mufasa Monkey Bay told me about one of his many bright ideas of projects to do for the community in Monkey Bay.  The site where they are building their lodge, which is currently a rustic campsite smack dab in nature and full of character, used … Continue reading