George McAllister 's Profile
- Joined: 10/06/2011
- Location: Burwash, East Sussex, United Kingdom
- Climate Zone: Cool Temperate
- Web site: www.gardenafrica.org.uk
(projects i'm involved in)
My Permaculture Qualifications
- Soweto Clinic Gardens - GA training course
- Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
- Teacher: Jona John Nzira
- Location: South Africa
- Date: Jul 2004
About George McAllister
After MA in Post-War Reconstruction & Development (Dept Politics - York University) was researching & developing sustainable approaches to community-led food security and economic development initiatives which didn't cost the earth - and stumbled across Permaculture. So thought 'Why reinvent a perfectly good wheel?'
Co-founded GardenAfrica in 2002 when frustrated with the short-term approaches of the NGO sector (one wheel in desperate need of reinvention).
Since then, we've been working with NGOs and CSOs in sub-Saharan Africa, from whom I have learned and shared a good deal. And together we continue to facilitate Permaculture learning with and between participating groups and communities. Long may it continue.