Timór-Leste, from which I write, is the loofah-adorned gateway to my newly begun adventures in polyculture. I have been asked to write brief snippets as I go for inclusion in PAWA’s e-news, thus the less-than-satisfying reference to the electronic medium in ‘pol-e-cultures.’ Why polycultures? Well, this little part of the e-news is going to be a place for me to share with any willing readers some of what I learn and experience on my Permaculture journeys over the next 18 months.
Some months ago, a friend, co-worker and fellow communard Joshua Hobby received an email from an organisation in East Timor called HIAM Health.
In early 2009, Josh worked with HIAM to establish a ‘home garden’ (toos uma-hun) at HIAM’s new premises in Dili. Over 6 months Josh and several Timorese worked with an inhospitable and infertile site to establish a garden infrastucture using Permaculture design methods. After this work Josh left East Timor for a time, eventually returning to Australia. The recent email from HIAM was a request that he return and assist with further training in Permaculture and organic gardening techniques as soon as possible.
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