In honor of International Permaculture Day, we’d like to share an article on the potential of permaculture as a tool for individuals to improve their food security in a sensible and environmentally friendly manner that does not demand a major allocation of time or resources. Read this article about permaculture in the Guardian by Monterey Institute of International Studies alum Catherine Carlton who currently works at Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology.

Click here to read the article if you haven’t already.


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Sixto helps manage and maintain the Choquecancha primary school greenhouse. Ruben took this photo of Sixto in action, harvesting some giant cauliflower last week. His enthusiasm and hard work keeps the students involved. He works above and beyond to make sure the greenhouse looks good all the time too. We value the enthusiasm of community members such as Sixto who take pride in ensuring the continued success of the school greenhouse projects. Next year, we hope to work closer with Sixto, giving him even more tools for innovating and advancing the school greenhouse project alongside the students of Choquecancha.