Eco-Farm Development

Tanzania, Africa

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

 

Designing for resource abundance by creating regenerative landscapes, resilient communities, and local living economies