A short video that gives you an impression of the Permagarden Training given in Mehoni by Peter Jensen in April 2017…
Archive for May, 2017
Thomas Baumann has recently completed the yearly report on Ethiopian Enterprises’ activities in 2016. The richly illustrated report provides a detailed overview of all that EE achieved in its seventh year in Hagereselam and Mehoni. Click HERE for pdf-file (only available in German)
Lesley Stephenson and Thomas Baumann made it back to Switzerland just before the Easter Bunny after organizing and participating in two special training workshops in our project sites in Hagereselam and Mehoni.
The workshops introduced participant groups to the ‘Permagarden’ concept designed by US Global Nutrition Garden Training Specialist Peter Jensen who has worked throughout Africa for the past 20+ years in agricultural projects addressing the challenges of climate change. Peter Jensen developed the PermaGarden method over ten years ago, and has since trained hundreds of groups throughout Ethiopia and other African countries in this effective method. By applying special garden-protection techniques to deal with the management of excess water in the wet season, as well as unique digging techniques and soil enrichment procedures, Peter helps his participants ensure that the quality of their gardens and the food they grow is far beyond that which can be expected from most ‘normal’ gardens.
In Mehoni, the training was attended by teachers and parents from 6 different schools, and these participants now have the mandate to create a Permagarden in each of their own schools. As at Lemlem Baro, the produce from the gardens will be used exclusively to raise resources to cover school maintenance costs. Teachers are also expected to use their school gardens as teaching models for their wider school communities. The teachers and parents were thrilled with the training, which they described as ‘our best training ever’.