Images of Life in Namibia

This past week saw us put on a 4-day workshop on business skills to 60 eager entrepreneurs and local business owners.
This past week saw us put on a 4-day workshop covering business skills to 60 eager entrepreneurs and local business owners.
My host family son, Damien, sporting the San Jose Sharks t-shirt I brought with me.
My host family son, Damien, sporting the San Jose Sharks t-shirt I brought with me.
Kiara is my host family's daughter - she's handy and helpful around the kitchen as well as being an accomplished student.
Kiara is my host family’s daughter – she’s handy and helpful around the kitchen as well as being an accomplished student.
Today we learned about permagardening and made this 1-meter cube compost pile. Beneath the plastic bag covers (reducing the evaporation), are green and brown debris collected from around the training center.
Today we learned about perma-gardening and made this 1-meter cube compost pile. Beneath the plastic bag covers (used to reduce evaporation), are a mix of green and brown debris, ash and manure collected from around our training center. In arid Namibia, such material is hard to come by!
In the second phase of our permagardening project, we built this raised bed and planted tomatoes, bell peppers, beans, squash, cabbage and lettuce. Wirh luck and hard work, we'll be sharing this knowledge in our new communities.
In the second phase of our perma-gardening project today, we built this raised bed from scavenged stones and bricks to plant tomatoes, bell peppers, beans, squash, cabbage and lettuce. This was a new experience for many of my young colleagues. With luck and hard work, we’ll be sharing this knowledge with our new communities.