Updated: Oct 11
Nearly time for our next two day Intro to Gardening & Permaculture Course at the lovely Mlango Farm! It’s coming up fast on the 28th of October and 11th of November. This course aims to give students a solid grounding in permaculture theory as applies to the everyday. It’s all about taking the big ideas, concepts and advantages of biomimicry, and applying them at home- whether a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.
This marks our FOURTH course since April and we have seen tremendous success with participants that have attended our courses. It’s so excellent to help people re-discover the concepts and principles of nature that makes our planet the abundant place it is, and then help them figure out how to apply those principles to efficient backyard garden design or in their communities which is absolutely encouraging.
Whether you're a complete beginner who's never grown anything before, or you already have a vegetable patch but are struggling and have mixed results, then this new course will get you growing abundantly, with efficient design, skills, tips and tricks that you need to succeed.
Learn how to grow a variety of wholesome vegetables, herbs and trees, using organic and ecological principles and permaculture thinking, borrowed from the toolkit itself to get you started on this journey and to get those hands of yours re-connected to the earth, and boost your homegrown harvest, nutrition, AND happiness levels, all at once.
WE have designed this two day package which has been spaced out to give you time to practice right away after the course and share your experience with us during the next sessions. This gives us the opportunity to answer your questions, interact with you one on one and dive in to practical sessions that will give you the tools to discover. You'll learn how to use permaculture thinking, design, skills and habits to transform your everyday for the better. Get ready to create abundance, become more resilient, thrive where you already are, and make some serious climate-positive changes! It is absolutely ACHIEVABLE and this course is open to ANYONE! Sign up yourselves, your gardeners/staff, family and friends. Perhaps even gift a loved one who has been wanting to learn more about sustainable gardening practices.
Where: Mlango Farm, Thingati A, Ngecha village
When: September 21st & October 5th
Costs for the two day package is KSH 8,500
-inclusive of a wholesome meal at Mlango Farm
Sign up HERE
Psssssst...... Look out for more juicy info about the course below!
The course schedule is as follows:
Day 1 - Saturday October 28th
- Farm Tour of Mlango Farm
- An intro to Gardening & Permaculture
- Fundamentals of Super HEALTHY Soil
- Water Management (natural techniques
- Good Design Practices ; garden beds & planting techniques
- Upkeep & Maintenance
- Tips and Tricks
Day 2 - Saturday November 11th
- Interact with we have experienced so far
- More Soil Building Fundamentals
- Manage weeds, pests and diseases organically, no chemicals needed (IPM)
- Composting and practical
- Upkeep & Maintenance
This course is very hands on, practical, short yet intense to get you prepared for your own garden set up. You will get to see various examples of garden design to critically think around design in general and increase biodiversity overtime.
Just 45 minutes away from the hectic city centre of Nairobi, in the village of Ngecha, you will find Mlango Farm. A perfect place to come to rest and enjoy the peaceful rural environment. At Mlango you find a combination of the warm African atmosphere with Dutch "gezelligheid" (coziness). Just as the name suggests, it is the gateway/ door to an inspiring, enriching and meaningful place to learn and engage with.
Your lead facilitation team will be Harvesting for Good EA's very own Founder and Lead, Sheena Shah, assisted by staff, John Mugambo. We will also have guest speakers introducing new additional concepts that you can incorporate.
Let's start to get curious about the way we want to live and deepen our understanding on the most important topic - FOOD!
Testimonials from participants who took our most recent two day courses
"The HFG-EA Team are doing an excellent job educating people involved in agriculture on how best to be sufficient with companion planting and how best to recycle the kitchen waste back into the soil. The farm tour at Mlango also gave us an insight to think about design more appropriately and the course opened us to think about everything around us." - (Participant from Cohort 2)
"A great jolt back to the reality that we can do more to enjoy and care for nature, rather than just keep talking about it. We've grown away from the land, and have become impractical with hot air ideas of saving the earth, while missing the simple day-to-day measures we could all adopt to make a real difference. This course has me buzzing with becoming more practical in waste management." - Hannah (Cohort 4)
"This was my first time attending a gardening course. I've never been to any garden. Though I have attempted to establish some kitchen gardens which I never knew anything about from arrangement, spacing, watering the crops and topography of the land. I was connected to this course by Mark Johannes from Netherlands and MAF Kenya generously flew me to Nairobi for this course. Now after taking this course, I have learnt alot. Laisamis in marsabit where I am from and currently work in, has a lot of malnutrition cases. I will help them through this course and establish standard kitchen gardens so that they can access food groups which prevent anaemia and malnutrition." - M.G (Cohort 1&2, from Marsabit)
"All of the World' problems can be solved in the garden"