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Kiswahili Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

(*scholarships are available through application for East African based participants, as well as group discounts) Arusha, Tanzania, June 22nd to July 3rd, 2015 This PDC will be presented in Swahili Foodwater shelter and the Kenyan Permaculture Research Institute (PRI Kenya) are pleased to offer Kiswahili speakers the opportunity to attend this Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course. foodwatershelter incorporated (fws) is a not-for-profit, non-denominational, non-governmental organisation that builds and runs eco-friendly […]

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Permaculture Design Course (PDC), Arusha Tanzania (Jan/Feb 2015)

FoodWaterShelter (FWS) is very happy to offer you our first Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in 2015. We’d love to have you join us in Arusha Tanzania from January 25 thorough February 5, 2015 as we host our fifth PDC! This is an incredible two week course that provides you with concepts and skills for improving self-reliance and sustainably. Our courses have been attended by over 100 students from all over […]

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

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 to disease or insect attack. Spraying for pests should really be a last resort…. Ask […]

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

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.

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Permaculture Course in English – Arusha, Tanzania, May 26th to June 6th

Time has almost run out for you to register for Foodwatershelter’s fifth Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course between 26th May to 6th June 2014. Course spaces are almost full and we don’t want you to miss out, so get your application (Word doc) in now to join us in Arusha, Tanzania, to become part of the growing number of people around the world who are improving their self-reliance and learning […]

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Permaculture Design Course, Tanzania, May 26 – June 6, 2014

Following the success of our three PDCs in 2012 and 2013, 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 May 26th to June 6th, 2014, for two weeks of intensive learning and an incredible networking opportunity. You’ll gain direct permaculture design experience through Kesho Leo’s farms and other projects in the Arusha region, while […]

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Save the Dates – Tanzania’s 2014 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Courses

Click to download (2mb PDF) They are finally here — the dates of the 2014 PDCs hosted by FoodWaterShelter in Tanzania. We look forward to welcoming English and Kiswahili speakers alike to our 2014 courses. And for the first time we’ll be offering a PDC outside Arusha (Tanzania) with a Kiswahili PDC in Morogoro (Tanzania) in September. See the poster (right) for further details of our three courses, that include: […]

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PDC With FWS in Tanzania, June 2013

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 here to find out more and to register.

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

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 to 19th April 2013, or between 17th to 28th June 2013 for our English PDC. […]

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Tyre Tank Stands

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 contaminating the environment through alternative uses of tyres.

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

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 to be a course built on many varied and interesting experiences. Field trips have been […]

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An Innovative Approach to Water Storage at a Sustainable Tanzanian Home

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. In addition to the daily essentials, Kesho Leo provides the many other aspects that a […]

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