Priscilla Nzamalu, has a background in Biological Siences with a Bsc in Botany and Zoology, she also has a Masters in Training in Rural Extension and Transformation/Teaching and a Post graduate diploma in Food and Nutrition Security, Certificate in The Right to Food and Nutrition Security, Project Management, Conflict transformation, Anamed (Natural Medicines) besides other courses. Priscilla took her PDC with John Sheffy in May 2012 and has since assisted on consultancies and trainings with PRI.
She chose to take the PDC, to dive deeper into learning the importance of sustainability and different natural systems, the soil, plants and animals and how to enhance ecosystems. She has a special interest in health and nutrition. She says permaculture leads the way to natural products and that’s what mainly interested her to take the course.
Her extensive knowledge through trainings on agroforesty, natural medicines and botany has enabled her to produce some of her own products at home. She now lives more sustainably than before taking the course by implementing a kitchen garden with a variety of medicinal plants. Her water usage has improved. She has also been able to train partners, collaborators and communities through more simple energy saving skills and natural living and getting her children involved in the gardens during their school break.
With support from the Slow Food movement, she has been involved in installing thirteen water tanks in seven community groups, three families, and six schools. Sixteen Kitchen gardens have been established and more health vegetable for the kitchens have been produced and used. This is contributing to improved health of those implementing the knowledge and skills learnt. Priscilla aims to enhance her skills through more training and being a mentor in her community.