May 31, 2010 by permaculturepower
I don’t often share personal feedback for my permaculture blog, but when you read emails like this, it makes it all worth it!
I would like to start out by saying your blog is absolutely beautiful and so well done. Kudos to bringing attention to something so important!
I am on the advisory board of the Daraja Academy, a non-secular secondary school for young women who have high grades and great leadership potential but lack the money to continue school. The academy is located in 4 hours northwest of Nairobi, Kenya. I’m sure you are wondering what this has to do with permaculture! On June 6th, a group of UC Davis students from California will be running a marathon specifically to raise money for a permaculture garden to be implemented at the school. They will be coming to the campus in August to create the garden and teach the students permaculture practices. Our ultimate goal is to empower the youth to practice farming methods that respect our environment.
If you would like more info, I have attached a pamphlet about Daraja Academy. To find out more about the permaculture project specifically, check out the site: http://firstgiving.com/homanrajai
I was wondering if you would be interested in running this story on your blog. The UC Davis students are Landscape Architecture majors and they are thrilled to partner with students in Kenya to increase permaculture awareness around the globe! They would be more than happy to set up a phone/email conversation with you if you are interested.
All the best,
I love how small this world really is!
Spreading the permaculture word – Create your own environment!