In 2009, the Nature’s Gift Permaculture Center was established in Malawi. Since that time, the Center has been growing, adapting, changing, and thriving! A couple years ago the name of the Center was changed from Nature’s Gift to Kusamala. In the local language, this word ‘kusamala’ means to ‘take care of’ something. The Center has certainly been living up to its new name. They have been using Permaculture principles to ‘take care’ of the earth, trainings and community outreach to help ‘take care’ of people, and they have become a huge resource for the country in terms of the sharing of knowledge and technical skills. These three things (earth care, people care, and fair share of resources) are the three ethical pillars of all successful Permaculture models. Adhering to these ethical standards has certainly paid off for Kusamala who have now been able to increase their staff, increase their community outreach, add new projects, and effectively fund-raise for a longer-term vision of the Center’s goals. We have finally gotten around to updating our page on Kusamala, so if you would like to find out more about their history, evolution, and ongoing activities please visit our new page: The Evolution of a Permaculture Center–from Nature’s Gift to Kusamala.