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Permaculture and Ecovillage Design

 Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education

 

 

UPDATES: November 21st 2011

KITA promotes Ecovillage Strategies for sustainable development in Ghana and Africa.  A presentation by Lovans Owusu-Takyi during an Ecovillage Conference in Sekem, Egypt . Read more from http://www.gen-africa.org/news/

View pictures of presentations on http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.319486828077301.97821.313814821977835&type=1

 

KITA is also working in collaboration with other organisations to Promote Permaculture in Ghana and KITA in 2012 is to run permaculture design courses as well as ecovillage Design Education courses at its college at KITA in Kumasi, Ghana. KITA will be working in collaboration with Paul Yeboah of Ghana permaculture, Lovans, Peter Murage of MOOF Africa in Kenya and Paulo Mellet of Lush, and Patrick Whitefield of Permaculture UK in promoting permaculture in Ghana.

Overview:

In cooperation with Global Ecovillage Network of Europe and Africa, Lovans Owusu-Takyi, programs Coordinator for KITA’s Center for Permaculture and Ecovillage Design Education was sponsored to participate in the course at Okodorf Sieben Linden, Germany in August 2011. Through this collaboration, KITA will be working with GEN Europe and GEN Africa to promote Eco-village Design Education in Ghana as well as support efforts to promote Ecovillage in Africa.

http://gen.ecovillage.org/education/ecovillagedesigneducation.html

KITA will be adopting the GEESE Education curriculum to train students, farmer group leaders and trainers on the GAIA education for Sustainability Ecovillage Design Education program at it’s center in Domeabra – Apromase in the Ejisu Juaben District of the Ashanti Region in Ghana. In collaboration with Kosha Joubert at Findhorn UK and Sieben Linden Germany, KITA hopes to promote this training among the youth in Ghana.

http://www.gaiaeducation.net/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=71&Itemid=75

KITA’s Center for Permaculture and Ecovillage Design is also partnering with Permaculture Network Ghana and Permaculture Institute of Ghana to promote Permaculture Design Education and the establishment of demonstration projects in Ghana. Working in collaboration with Paul Yeboah, we look forward to promote Permaculture Education in Ghana http://permacultureghana.wordpress.com/

KITA will also be collaborating with ReSCOPE Malawi, Regional Schools and Colleges Permaculture Programme http://www.seedingschools.org to promote Permaculture Education among schools and Colleges in Ghana. It is important that the youth learn sustainable skills to grow their own food crops in order to enhance food security in Ghana.

KITA also hopes to collaborate with LUSH to promote sustainable development in Ghana

KITA is registered with Permaculture Association UK.

In cooperation with IIEA and California Institute of Permaculture, the KITA hopes to continue to promote Permaculture in Ghana

[NOTE: KITA wishes to hear from any organization able to help with permaculture resources including books, training and exchange programs enabling staff to become permaculture teachers.]

 

MORE ON PERMACULTURE AND ECOVILLAGE DESIGN EDUCATION

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments.

The ecological and biological processes of the land, plants, animals, nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all examined and incorporated into a productive, functional Permaculture System.

Elements in each system are viewed in relation to other elements and the outputs of one element become the input of another. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for though proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Within permaculture systems work is minimized, “wastes” becomes resources, productivity and yields increase, and the environment is restored.

Permaculture aims to create stable productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with the people not only for today but also the future.

Sustainability of a system over its lifetime is measured by how well it can produce enough energy to maintain and duplicate itself.

For more information on permaculture click here

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