[permaculture] Permaculture Design Certificate Course Musoma, Tanzania - October, 2007
Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson
lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Jun 18 11:16:50 EDT 2007
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Musoma, Tanzania - October, 2007
"Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the harmonious integration
of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and
other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. It is
also the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally
productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and
resilience of natural ecosystems." (from the Permaculture Research
This design certificate course will be presented by Geoff and Nadia
Lawton www.permaculture.org.au , two of the world's foremost
permaculture instructors. It will be held at Afrilux Hotel, a clean,
safe and simple establishment in Musoma, a quiet town located on the
shores of Lake Victoria. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be
served at the hotel for class participants. At least once each week,
course participants will travel 45 minutes by boat to Kinesi Village
to explore how permaculture principles can be applied to improve the
quality of life in a poor, rural East African village.
Tanzania is politically stable and its people generally warm and
welcoming. Of course, travel in rural Africa entails health risks,
the most prevalent in the Musoma area being malaria and dysentery.
Participants take full responsibility for all health and related
risks. Global Resource Alliance can provide information about natural
protocols for malaria upon request. Area doctors are very good at
dealing with local health issues but hospital conditions are
primitive. Travel insurance with medical benefits is required for all
The course will be taught in English and translated into Swahili (the
native language of Tanzania). Some of the local participants will be
fluent in English but others will need translation to be able to
follow the class. This will be a great opportunity for people
interested in getting a taste of working in a developing country
without a long-term commitment.
Course cost: For non-residents, tuition, course materials, lodging
(double occupancy) and meals (breakfast and lunch) is US$ 950. For
residents of Tanzania, the cost is US$ 95 (tuition, course materials
and lunches only).
To register for the course, please e-mail us at
info at globalresourcealliance.org.
After completion of the course, a short 3 day 2 night safari to
nearby Serengeti National Park will be available to course
participants for around $500 each.
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