Permaculture Design Course, Tanzania, May 26 – June 6, 2014

Following the success of our three PDCs in 2012 and 2013, foodwatershelter is pleased to offer you the chance to join USA-based instructor Steve Whitman and a team of local teachers in Arusha, Tanzania from May 26th to June 6th, 2014, for two weeks of intensive learning and an incredible networking opportunity.

You’ll gain direct permaculture design experience through Kesho Leo’s farms and other projects in the Arusha region, while sharing this experience with a diverse group of the international community; from farmers to NGO workers, teachers to lodge managers.

Permaculture is a framework for working towards greater sustainability and self-reliance. It is these principles that underpin the systems of the Kesho Leo project, and not only work to meet the needs of Kesho Leo’s residents, but also provide opportunities for community education and income generation.

Throughout this PDC you’ll learn hands-on from our livestock, organic vegetable gardens and aquaculture ponds, food forests and poultry systems, compost toilets and rainwater harvesting systems; all while supporting the promotion of self-reliance within Africa. For more information visit and to secure a place early, contact: pdc (at)

Opportunities exist for course sponsorship to assist the attendance of African students, who will make up at least half the course numbers.

In 2014 we will also be offering two PDCs in the Kiswahili language, from May 5th – 16th, 2014, in Arusha with PRI Kenya and September 8th – 19th in Morogoro with PRI Kenya and Sustainable Agrictulture Tanzania. Please visit for further details.

Our past PDCs have instructed a wide range of participants — here’s what some had to say about the experience:

"Steve was an excellent trainer. It was a great experience, an amazing way to build connections with people from all walks of life. I’m so happy I did it!"

"The course was incredibly valuable – everyone should take a permaculture course! No matter what you do for work or where you live, permaculture can help make your work and life more abundant, efficient, productive and beautiful, and FWS is a great place to learn and explore."

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