This week was an exciting week! We just had a final training for the pilot project which has been going on for a week. In this project, we trained 20 local farmers from two local communities of Chandiwo and Chikwangula.We had 10 trainees from each of the communities.
On the final day of the training, the farmers were given supplies which will give them a head start as they begin their journey in Permaculture. Each of the trainees will establish their own permaculture gardens! Since we are heading into the winter season, we made a recommendation they start by planting fruit trees, vegetables, herbs and other crops that transplant well and thrive during this time of the year.
As the seasons change, the farmers will get additional farming inputs like seeds/seedlings. The inputs will be given depending on the performance of the crops during the first round. By the end of a full year, they will have a permaculture garden that will include all of the 6 food groups. Looking at the pictures, you can see the joy and excitement expressed by the farmers through dance and songs. We cannot wait to see what this group of farmers will achieve after this eye opener trainings from PPI.
Enjoy the highlights of the even below.