One day Introduction to Permaculture Design & Livestock Management course in Nairobi
When: March 24th, 2018
Where: Swara Plains, Nairobi
Details: This course will take place at PRI Kenya’s partner site, Nurisha home of PRI Kenya Chair- Gai Cullen. Participants will learn from two of PRI Kenya’s urban facilitators – James Kamau and livestock and vet specialist, Susan. See a semi urban site in action and learn effective techniques in permaculture design and learn about livestock management. Participants will get to see some of the best and well kept livestock at Nurisha itself and learn simple and effective ways to de-bug and take care of animals and livestock naturally. Everyone who has visited Nurisha always leave feeling inspired and motivated to start their own development.
Cost: 4,500 Kshs
Don’t miss this out on this opportunity! Participants will get to see a fully working permaculture model site at partner site – Nurisha in the beautiful Swara Plains Wildlife Conservancy. Nurisha is home to PRI Kenya Chair – Gai Cullen who had lived off the grid for over 17 years now and is organic certified. Gai Cullen has opened her doors to several urban permaculture intro courses which has led to more and more interest, giving valuable insight to easy and manageable key solutions in sustainability and whole systems.
About the Facilitators:
James took his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2017 with PRI Kenya and was offered a partial scholarship to attend the course. James is a passionate organic farmer and has previously been part of the Organic Farmers Market (Kenya) selling his array of fresh produce. He first learned about permaculture in 2016 and has since taken steps to integrate permaculture in own working models. He works with small holder farmers and is eager to get support the farmers to using sustainable practices.
James is now part of PRI Kenya’s network and has taught Intro to Permaculture courses through PRI Kenya in Nairobi. Our aim is to connect the urban development to take up permaculture and learn simple steps to become more sustainable and resilient overtime. James has also facilitated gardening workshops for children with PRI Kenya.
Dr Susan Kuria is a Kenyan veterinarian passionate about clinical practice and alternative medicine. She has been a practicing vet since 2015, in the field of both small and large animal.
She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi and has practiced at St. Austin’s veterinary clinic, a small animal clinic and currently she is” a Company Veterinarian at Wells Fargo Ltd. Besides taking care of the working dogs, she also manages the health of farm animals at Nurisha Farm who practice organic farming.
Dr Susan is a member of the permaculture research institute. Currently, she is working on a project with PRI on testing the effective dose of diatomaceous earth as a natural dewormer in dogs. Her love for dogs has seen her actively participate in small animal associations like KESCAVA (Kenya Small and Companion Animals Veterinary Association), where she is an executive committee member.
She sees novelty in the future of animal health and welfare through development of organic practices and natural medicines for animals.