We aren’t Africa, in western NSW, that’s obvious, but many of the challenges we face could be argued to be similar. Hunger is not from lack of food, but from the wrong kind. Land degradation is from over farming and ill considered land use. Drought is consistent and I think is a reaping of what we have been sowing internally for generations – scarcity, fear and doubt.
Our communities resilience is waning with disconnection and external forces and a struggling sense of purpose. On the outside we are miles apart; on the inside, we are all still human – and our environment reflects our inner path.
Food is a common thread for us; it weaves magic among us if we allow it.
I found this incredible story of the Chikukwa Permaculture Project in Zimbabwe really amazing and am grateful for the opportunity to share it. I have purchased the video, so we can show it at The Hungry Spirit at Lightning Ridge in the coming weeks.
Thanks to Permaculture News for sharing this incredible story http://permaculturenews.org/2013/08/15/the-chikukwa-permaculture-project-zimbabwe-the-full-story/