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Permaculture Gardening: Rainy Season Projects August 17, 2015

Posted by OromianEconomist in Uncategorized.
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We Wander but Are Not Lost

This rainy season we missed the opportunity to get involved in a summer club program at the school.  I don’t believe any currently exist, so we decided to focus on 2 things, first a permagarden to be built at the Health Center to get the most visibility, and a bed net demo since our Woreda just got a shipment of at least 20,000 bed nets to be distributed to Becho and all the surrounding kebeles in the ‘catchment’ area.

Our permagarden focuses on filling the gap between the large farming knowledge of the area and the few but large crops that are grown here: coffee, chaat, corn, tea, honey.  The community no doubt is very successful in growing these items, but we are trying to connect the farming knowledge with a small family size garden to help nutritionally and financially.  Right now it seems that everyone with land has prioritized…

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