It was an amazing story of what can be done, when one works in concern with
nature, in a nurturing way, instead of an exploitive way.
I'm not sure how too find out more information on it. Maybe someone else does.
>"REWEAVING THE WEB IN NEPAL" a slide program featuring
>The Jajarkot Permaculture Program: Cutting edge of sustainable development.
>presented by Cynthia Edwards, International permaculture development worker
>Monday September 21, Wilmar Center 953, Jennifer St, 7:30PM. Donation
>$5-10 sliding scale beiefits the program
>Many people toss around the term "Sustainable Development" but who is
>really doing it?
>In a remote area of Western Nepal, the Jajarkot Permaculture Program is.
>In fact it has been for the past 10 years and has quietly become one of
>the most effective village based sustanainable devlopment program's in
>Nepal. Protecting both traditional culture and environment, the program
>has accomplished more in 10 years with a fraction of the money, than many
>programs achieve in a lifetime.
>This slide presentation highlights the inspiring work of the program:
>- Intensive food food production, agroforestry, seed saving
>- Ecologically based economic developement
>- Innovative permaculture education programs
>- Women's development issues
>- Biodiversity protection
>- and lots more
>There will also be information on genetic engineering and it's devastating
>effects on the 3rd world.
>Traditional Nepalese Crafts including many handloomed textiles, handmade
>paper, and jewelrey will be on sale to benefit the program.
>The presentor is Cynthia Edwards, a professional landscaper and
>sustainable systems educator who has worked in Nepal and India since 1991.
>She has a background in environmental studies, organic agriculture and
>agroforestry, permaculture, and women's studies. She is a Wisconsin native
>who lives in the Madison area when not in Nepal.
>Modern Methods Helped Incas Reverse Damage to Environment
>by Aisling Irwin, The Daily Telegraph
>Printed in Ottawa (Canada) Citizen
>London -- The Inca civilization might have grown from one of the world's
>most successful Green movements, according to scientists.
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