Empowering Pastoralists in Tanzania with a Free Gift of Nature

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Written by Fadhili Terri, via www.foodwatershelter.org.au Farming is a truly rewarding activity for those who are in love with nature. Being close to the land, watching your crops and animals grow, living off the fruits of your labour , this seems to be the dream of more and more people out there as they are… Read more »

FoodWaterShelter Fast Fact: Recipes for Healthy, Happy Plants (Tanzania)

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The spoils of Kesho Leo’s permaculture garden beds (Arusha, Tanzania) Healthy plants in healthy soil shouldn’t generally suffer from serious insect infestations or diseases (see here, here and here for more on this). So if you’re having severe problems with either, look for reasons that your plants may already be stressed, and therefore more vulnerable… Read more »

FoodWaterShelter Fast Fact: Tilapia Fish Farming at Kesho Leo Children’s Village (Tanzania)

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At Kesho Leo we have tilapia, a freshwater fish species that is hardy and easy to farm in relatively small ponds. This makes it a perfect choice for farming families in our area. Tilapia are omnivorous, but the species we are farming (Oreochromis nyloticus, Nile tilapia) feeds primarily on phytoplankton and algae.

PDC With FWS in Tanzania, June 2013

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Click for larger view (2mb PDF) Following the success of our 2012 PDC, FoodWaterShelter is pleased to offer you the chance to join USA based instructor Steve Whitman and a team of local teachers in Arusha, Tanzania from June 17th to 28th 2013 for two weeks of intensive learning and an incredible networking opportunity. Click… Read more »

Foodwatershelter’s 2013 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses in Arusha, Tanzania

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Foodwatershelter’s 2012 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in Arusha, Tanzania was a great success. In 2013 you have two opportunities to join the growing number of people around the world who are improving their self-reliance and learning concepts for sustainable living through permaculture techniques. Join us for our first ever Kiswahili PDC between the 8th… Read more »

Tyre Tank Stands

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A finished tyre tank stand You may remember reading about the work of FoodWaterShelter to develop a sustainable home for vulnerable women and children in Tanzania. And you may recall their innovative approach to water storage. Well here’s another innovative use for old tyres — and one that may alleviate some potential concerns of unwittingly… Read more »

Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Arusha, Tanzania (4th to 15th June 2012)

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Time is running out to join members of the international permaculture community for FoodWaterShelter’s Permaculture Design Certificate Course between the 4th to 15th June 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania. With applicants from England to the USA, South Africa to Germany and throughout Africa including Burundi, Uganda, Kenya Ethiopia and of course Tanzania, it is shaping up… Read more »

An Innovative Approach to Water Storage at a Sustainable Tanzanian Home

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Just outside of Arusha, Tanzania, is ‘Kesho Leo’– a sustainable home for vulnerable women and children operated by FoodWaterShelter. The principles of permaculture underpin the daily lives of the Kesho Leo residents. It is currently the home of seven families, each headed by a Tanzanian mama who cares for up to five children, including orphans…. Read more »