We wanted to show you the immense benefits that can result from a bit of forward thinking. In May of last year, we held a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at the site of an Orphan-care organization known as Children of the Nations. The course was conducted on the grounds of a private residence who, at that time, was in the process of constructing a cyclone fence around a container unit that would be used as a multi-purpose storage space and dog kennel. This top picture shows the foundation work being completed around the container in May of 2011.
Recently, we went to pay a visit to see some of the progress that had been made since the Permaculture training and were we ever surprised! The area that was to become a fence had transformed (in less than 9 months) into an incredible climber/supporter food garden! This second picture shows multi-species vine crops (local Lima beans, passion fruits, air potatoes, etc) climbing the newly erected fence and completely transforming the view of the metal container into that of an edible jungle. Imagine if every public and private space were so well utilized…we would very quickly set the entire planet on a course of surplus and abundance!