Permaculture: Permanent agriculture that seeks to replicate nature in a food producing farm, so people are better cared for by having varied of foods, the planet or the environment in an area becomes healthier, respected and peaceful – by reducing chemical usage, garbage and returning valuable nutrients and water to the soil, and to have enough left to sell for a profit.
All in what we do we are being guided by the three Permaculture ethics;
People Care, Fair Share and Earth Care. We are also aware of the original ethics, outlined by Bill Mollison, went along the lines of; Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Setting Limits to Population and Consumption.KaGPWDs’ permaculture transformative movement started in 2016, when we received funding from the Sustainable Lush Fund within the Lush Hand Cosmetic Limited. JoBridger at the time who was the Coordinator connected us and brought permaculture consultant, Coleb Omolo to our group to train person with disabilities basics in permaculture. Before this, we were only planting eucalyptus trees on our six acres
land and thinking that we are conserving nature while the 50% of the land was unutilized and soil erosion was taking a path way.
On our 6 acres of land, we have established a food forestry, permaculture gardens and an irrigation system that is enabling us to produce organic foods in all seasons throughout the year. We also operate a skill training and demonstration centres and we have scaled down permaculture to primary schools so that young people can learn how to work with nature while producing the needed nutritious foods.
We want to empower persons with disabilities and show the community that disability is not inability. This goal for this program is to contribute towards caring for people, caring for the earth, ensure a fair share.