Eco-Farm Development

Tanzania, Africa

Tanzania Water Harvesting Swales
Tanzania Water Harvesting Swales
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Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
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Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
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Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
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Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
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Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
Tanzania Earth Block Construction at Permaculture Farm
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Tanzania Eco Farm BEFORE
Tanzania Eco Farm BEFORE
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Tanzania Eco Farm 2010
Tanzania Eco Farm 2010
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Tanzania Eco Farm 2013
Tanzania Eco Farm 2013
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Tanzania Permaculture Farm Project
Tanzania Permaculture Farm Project
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Permaculture Project in Tanzania
Permaculture Project in Tanzania
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A community-scale farm supported by a grant from Global Resource Alliance to feed local orphans.

 

Challenge:

Develop a small-scale but intensive farm on a limited budget, using local materials, to supply healthy food to an orphanage and demonstrate Permaculture principles.

 

Solution:

A building that serves as the orphanage and training center was built from compressed earth blocks, a sustainable building technology that utilizes local soil as the main building material.  Passive water harvesting earthworks irrigate crops and control erosion from monsoonal rains.  Plant selection was determined to support a balanced and diverse diet.

 

Project Lead: Jeremiah Kidd