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Sustainability in East Africa: What we can learn from Permaculture in Kenya

  • The HUB Studio Café/ Seranya Art Studios , 1611 Eastern Avenue Plymouth, WI, 53073 United States (map)

Sustainability in East Africa

What we can learn from Permaculture in Kenya

Thursday May 25, 2017

Presentation and discussion: 630-730. Social hour to follow.

The HUB Studio Café/ Seranya Art Studios, 1611 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth WI

Spoiler alert!  It’s all about community. In 2011, after earning his degree in Natural Resources Management from the UW Stevens Point, Nicholas Syano went back to his community where he set up a local NGO (Drylands Natural Resources Centre aka DNRC) to work with his people. Nicholas currently is working with 450 families (approx. 2,700 people) in his community of Makeuni Kenya. 

By incorporating the principles of Permaculture, the participating farmers in Nicolas’s village now own standing woodlots with timber values estimated over $1 million and growing exponentially! 

In addition they are engaged in multiple other enterprises including fruits and vegetable production, chickens and livestock, sustainable charcoal,  crafts,  eco-education and eco-tourism.  

Nicholas is one of the co-founders of Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya (PRI-Kenya) which is helping DNRC and other groups learn sustainable practice and market their products based on the principle of permaculture.

Sample Kenyan Permaculture coffee  grown by our friends in Kenya.

Enjoy products produced by farmers:  Weavings, wood carving, Masii jewelry aloe and more.

Earlier Event: May 25
Artisan Bread Making Class
Later Event: June 1
EUF Volunteer Hours