Ecosystems, Conflict Resolution, and Participatory Organic Research.
On a rare northeastern USA visit from Zimbabwe, Julious Piti of the Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust will share stories and photos of developing a thriving permaculture project that has supported over 8,000 farmers in the last 20 years.
Rarely are successful positive stories from Africa highlighted by the current media - this is an opportunity not to miss! Hosted by AppleSeed Permaculture and the Rondout Valley Permaculture Meetup, your suggested donation of $0 - $30 will support Julious Piti's ongoing permaculture and sustainable agriculture projects in the drylands of Zimbabwe.
Spread the word about this exciting evening talk, and see you on Tuesday night!
Please view this 6-minute video highlighting Julious and some of his work: The Chikukwa Project - https://vimeo.com/36582870
Julious Piti has experienced a life of violence and healing. As a teenager, he fled from war in Mozambique, and grew up in the drylands of Zimbabwe. He co-founded the Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT) and helped to manage it for more than 20 years, becoming a talented Community Conflict facilitator and co-authoring the handbook "How to Build Constructive Community Relations by Understanding Conflicts in Rural African Communities". Julious is a talented permaculture teacher, designer and trainer, and has transformed his life experiences into a career that heals both people and the land. He recently formed the organization Participatory Organic Research and Extension Training (PORET) in the dryland area where he built his home.
Check out Julious' current organization, PORET: http://poret-zimbabwe.org