The evidence is all around
The Paris agreement creates a vision for 2050 of a carbon negative future. We should be challenging our selves now to what we want our future to look like. One School One Planet
Preparing for a different future, based on what we know is coming.
We are planning a community scale permaculture course to build a vision for a sustainable future, join us!
Plotting the path to the future
Paris accord targets graph 0- part of Images of Paris competition
Science predicted the recent eclipse accurately using the same methods of reasoning that predict climate change.
Science is based on observation and repeated testing
Either we reject science or we have to listen to what it is telling us.
The Paris treaty is the bottom line from science, either we plan to achieve its ambitious and inflexible targets or we perish from our own stupidity!
Charles Mugarura from Permaculture Research Institute of Uganda with the president and leadership team of the Busoga Permaculture Club.
June 3rd 2017 saw the first meeting of Busoga High School’s new Permaculture Club!
Students at the school have been working with members of the ‘Saving the Planet, One School at a Time’ team to develop a permaculture design for their own school and wider communities.
Permaculture design always starts with a plan.
These are precisely the same initiatives we want to introduce to Llanfyllin High School. Permaculture design principles can be applied whether we are living in the temperate Welsh hills, or the humid tropics of Uganda.
Chapter 10 of Bill Mollison’s permaculture design manual covers the humid tropics and is full of ideas of how to work the land in Uganda in line with natural principles, using what is already available to us.
We hope to be able to foster closer links between Busoga High School and Llanfyllin High School. One project we have in mind to achieve this is our ‘Tree Guild Project.’
Students at Busoga High School have been designing their own tropical tree guilds, making use of permaculture principles. We want to help students at Llanfyllin High School to do the same!
It doesn’t matter that the climates and plant species of Uganda and Wales are so different, the principles are exactly the same!
This project captures the essence of the positive message we want to share – through adapting to our local climatic and ecological conditions we can live more productively, responsibly and sustainably.
Keep your eyes peeled for developments as we seek to roll out this project to students at Llanfyllin High School!
Posted in Africa, conservation and biodiveristy, permaculture, Wales
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