Amazing Permaculture Zone 5 December harvests, a true definition of a productive, sustainable, resilient free regenerative agriculture system.
These are Mafowo/ Mfuwo/ fruits Syzygium guineense Both its fruits and leaves are edible; the pulp and the fruit skin are sucked and the seed discarded. Permaculture has over a thousand fruiting trees on the farm with different tastes, color and sizes. There are over 11,000 trees of which 90 % were not planted. The diversity of both plant and animal species helps to minimize inputs while maximizing yields.
3 weeks old rain fed OPV maize which permaculture gave their farmers in Mchinji district. The bare land is being transformed gradually into a Permaculture agroforestry farm land. The maize has been planted together with Tephrosia and Gliricidia to help create conducive soil biological microclimates, drop biomass for soil rejuvenation, to succeed maize post-harvest, as a cover crop as well as being used as natural fertiliser for the heavy feeders.
Be on the lookout as permaculture takes you through the journey that aids their farmers to address issues of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, climate change and many other challenges.
The journey to plant 100,000 food forest by 2025 continues with great success, join us today. Be part of the change agents. Permaculture launched this year’s (2022- 2023) tree planting in Mchinji, where its farmers are sharing a variety of tree seedlings from the tree nurseries which permaculture aided in its establishment. The trees are to be planted around their homesteads to create productive food forests and some of the trees will be planted together with their seasonal crops which includes maize to help provide improve the soil, while some of the trees will be planted in the wetlands.
Permaculture envisions to train not less than 30,000 farmers and plant 30,000 food forests by end of next year 2023.
Visitation by Mchinji Adventist youth club
Permaculture hosted the Adventures and pathfinders of Mchinji Adventist youth club on 25 December 2022, who came to learn practical holistic spiritual life, the love of God and christ demonstrated in the ways of natural ecosystems. The Adventurer Club is a Seventh-day Adventist Church-sponsored ministry open to all families of children in grades 1-4 who agree to keep the Adventurer Pledge and Law. They also learn more about Christian values, health and fitness, arts and crafts, nature, household arts, recreation, and people skills. The Pathfinder Club, or simply Pathfinders, is a department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which works specifically with the cultural, social and religious education of children and teens at the ages of 10 years and up. Pathfinders are encouraged to become responsible members of their community, to be willing to take on challenges, to be individuals, to work with others, to develop leadership skills and abilities, to care for their body and mind and to keep away from harmful substances. This is one of the major reasons why the youths were brought to a practical demonstration which demonstrates all the lessons learnt at church but practical in real life.
Permaculture’s transforms maize fields in Madisi
From April 2020 to December 2022, Permaculture is transforming a maize field to a Paradise in Madisi, it is a process and takes a lot of patience but it isn’t impossible, look at what two rainy seasons can do with a good design. Join us on a journey to transform Malawi into a food forest land a Permaculture eco-nation.