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Sunday, August 14, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Transformative permaculture in Kenya

Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, Cleveland permaculturists, will describe and illustrate their experiences introducing transformative permaculture techniques to the Daraja Academy, a path-breaking Kenyan high school for high-achieving girls. Projects including planting a polyculture orchard, building a bee hive, adding a pond with tilapia (to introduce a protein source that also happened to eat malaria-producing mosquito larvae), changing the environment for chickens to increase egg production by a factor of 6X, and extensive composting and soil building.

A free will offering will be collected to purchase a biogas digester for the Daraja Academy, and thus eliminate the school's dependence on charcoal made from local trees.

Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, Cleveland permaculturists, will describe and illustrate their experiences introducing transformative permaculture techniques to the Daraja Academy, a path-breaking Kenyan high school for high-achieving girls. Projects including planting a polyculture orchard, building a bee hive, adding a pond with tilapia (to introduce a protein source that also happened to eat malaria-producing mosquito larvae), changing the environment for chickens to increase egg production by a factor of 6X, and extensive composting and soil building. A free will offering will be collected to purchase a biogas digester for the Daraja Academy, and thus eliminate the school's dependence on charcoal made from local trees.

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