Category Archives: Permaculture Demonstration Centre

Out-smarted by a chook

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I admit it, I have been wrong. Well maybe just slightly wrong. Over the past year and a half living in Malawi, I have been outspoken in my dislike of chickens. I have refused to have anything to do with … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Commercial Permaculture Gardening

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This past week we hired one of our current interns to take over my position managing the commercial garden. It was a bittersweet moment for me, as I have thoroughly enjoyed the excuse it gave me to wander around outside … Continue reading

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The Future of Permaculture in Malawi (according to me…)

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The title of this blog post is a bit grandiose, I admit, but this is something that has been on my mind lately – especially as we’ve been pondering the future of this organization that has so captured my heart … Continue reading

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Animal Farm

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Meet Tom. Tom is my new best friend. Tom was born in April to one of the centre’s cats, Dzina, who is a prolific breeder and also happens to have with the world’s most annoying meow. Tom’s full name is … Continue reading

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Fire Runs Faster Than We Sweep

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It’s Thursday afternoon and I’m lying on my back in the courtyard, enjoying the big mat made out of crocheted plastic bags that we have protecting us from the ground and the roof of passion fruit above that shades us … Continue reading

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Brief Work Update and Apologies

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First of all my apologies for falling behind in my regular updates from Malawi. My excuse is that my work life and my blog life have begun to overlap excessively. The past few weeks I have spent much of the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

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I’ve had a few requests for a blog entry on my typical workday here at the Centre, so I figured I’d give it a go. It might be a bit tricky because each day is generally quite different, though there … Continue reading

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