In December, Thomas Cole and I spent ten days in the hyper arid sub-Saharan region of Niger teaching a Resilience Design Course with Mercy Corp and USAID. It was amazing to see how much permaculture was able to be integrated into their field crop systems and in the increase of diverse tree coverage, which ultimately will be a key factor in boosting their resilience. Our work focused on whole site design and how best to harvest water and nutrient while creating integrated systems that are linked throughout their lands and cultural structures. The work was very well received and will undoubtedly be highly impactful for the years to come.
Join me for a two week permaculture certification course this May at Quail Springs Permaculture, another dryland site, for training in resilience design: http://www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdcid/