Connect Africa Ministries, headquartered in Migadde, Uganda. The 'Hub' as it is known, is a 20-acre demonstration permaculture farm. In January 2014, Grant Shadden a graduate of the Midwest Permaculture Institute taught the first 72-hour Permaculture Design Course at the Hub, and the students and land have forever been transformed!
Permaculture design principles and methods helped us address many challenges, such as soil depletion, climate change, and water shortages.
Connect Africa continues to train others in Permaculture through workshops, conferences, and internships.
Visitors will likely see our square-foot garden, spiral garden, market gardens, medicinal garden, nursery, prayer garden, nitrogen-fixing and fruit trees along berms and swales dug on contour, pig tractors, chicken tractors, poultry house quadrant system, rabbit house, beekeeping, coffee plantation, banana plantation, and fish ponds.
Care for People - Care for Planet - Fair Share
SWALES DUG ON CONTOUR
Swales dug on contour hold water on the land.
Portable chicken coops that allow the chickens to free range and build soil fertility.
Portable pig pens that allow pigs to graze, root and fertilize the land in preparation for planting.
Heavily mulched raised beds dug on contour hold water and provide year round vegetables.
Market Garden Harvest
Intern, Noah, harvesting dodo/amaranth for lunch.
PDC Principles taught under the mango trees in the prayer garden.