A community-scale farm supported by a grant from Global Resource Alliance to feed local orphans.
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.
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