At this time last year The Red Soil Project and the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology were just starting our collaborative Community Garden project. Benjamin and I were getting ready to head to Malawi for our four month internship and Kusamala was beginning the classroom training sessions for all the students in the program. The Community Garden Project was a partnership designed to provide permaculture training course to small plot farmers to assist them in the implementation of sustainable wet season gardens around their homes. You might remember these before and after pictures from last fall and winter that came from Rhoda’s garden.
Loda’s Garden last fall before she started implementing her design.
Loda’s garden in December 2012. That’s the same papaya tree as in the before picture. It’s so green!
Today her garden is doing exceptionally well and Kusamala has recently given her the spotlight on their blog. If you want to be inspired by her story or find out more about her thoughts on permaculture check out the complete story here.