[Sdpg] Permaculture Design Certificate Course Musoma, Tanzania - October, 2007

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Jun 18 08:16:50 PDT 2007

Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Musoma, Tanzania - October, 2007

"Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the harmonious integration 
of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and 
other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. It is 
also the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally 
productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and 
resilience of natural ecosystems." (from the Permaculture Research 
Institute, Australia).

This design certificate course will be presented by Geoff and Nadia 
Lawton www.permaculture.org.au , two of the world's foremost 
permaculture instructors. It will be held at Afrilux Hotel, a clean, 
safe and simple establishment in Musoma, a quiet town located on the 
shores of Lake Victoria. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be 
served at the hotel for class participants. At least once each week, 
course participants will travel 45 minutes by boat to Kinesi Village 
to explore how permaculture principles can be applied to improve the 
quality of life in a poor, rural East African village.

Tanzania is politically stable and its people generally warm and 
welcoming. Of course, travel in rural Africa entails health risks, 
the most prevalent in the Musoma area being malaria and dysentery. 
Participants take full responsibility for all health and related 
risks. Global Resource Alliance can provide information about natural 
protocols for malaria upon request. Area doctors are very good at 
dealing with local health issues but hospital conditions are 
primitive. Travel insurance with medical benefits is required for all 
course participants.

The course will be taught in English and translated into Swahili (the 
native language of Tanzania). Some of the local participants will be 
fluent in English but others will need translation to be able to 
follow the class. This will be a great opportunity for people 
interested in getting a taste of working in a developing country 
without a long-term commitment.

Course cost: For non-residents, tuition, course materials, lodging 
(double occupancy) and meals (breakfast and lunch) is US$ 950. For 
residents of Tanzania, the cost is US$ 95 (tuition, course materials 
and lunches only).

To register for the course, please e-mail us at 
info at globalresourcealliance.org.

After completion of the course, a short 3 day 2 night safari to 
nearby Serengeti National Park will be available to course 
participants for around $500 each. 	

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