How to do a lot with nearly nothing? Find out from Julius Piti from the Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) in Zimbabwe, Africa whose ecological design work in Tanzania has recently been featured in the award winning film From the Mara Soil.
There is much for the world to learn from Chikukwa and CELUCT, for not only have they managed to stay food secure and peaceful during the conflict ridden years of Zimbabwe, but they have done this with solutions that came from within the community, not imposed from the outside, and with very little help or funding from international aid agencies or NGOs.
Some 20 years ago, most were trying to survive on cash crops that caused deforestation and erosion, now over 80% of the population of the Chikukwa villages practice permaculture, growing food for themselves with a surplus to share, on lush and abundant mountainsides where springs honored by indigenous beliefs, have once again sprung to life.
Julious Piti is a permaculture teacher, designer and trainer, and conflict facilitator. He is a founding member of the Chikukwa Ecological Land Trust (CELUCT) and the Director of PORET, an organization formed to support farmers in the low rainfall area of Chaseyama, Zimbabwe where he now lives, by replicating the strategies of CELUCT.
$5 Donation Requested
Wednesday July 25 7-9 pm
@ Agua Fria Community Center
1 Prairie Dog Loop, Santa Fe, NM