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Garden Africa's training film: Black Gold: The Secrets of Compost
Black Gold: the Secrets of Compost was filmed on location in Swaziland, and is the first in the Living Classroom series.
The Living Classroom is the result of GardenAfrica’s training programmes that have been successfully developed and implemented over the past ten years with sustainable agriculture & permaculture specialists.
It was built around GardenAfrica’s partnership project with Vusumnotfo and Guba, called ‘Food Security in a Changing Environment’. Having demonstrated the impact of these workshops, this series is the next step – exposing these techniques to a wider audience. Using course graduates as presenters and cast members, each film will be shot at a different location, with a different central character who acts as the presenter and storyteller.
The series will present 11 key themes:
- Homestead Design & Planning
- Water Management & Use
- Soil Conservation
- Compost & Natural Fertiliser
- Bed Preparation & Tree Planting
- Seed & Plant Propagation
- Companion Planting
- Integrated Pest Management
- Small Livestock Integration
- Processing & Value Addition
- Growing Income
Alongside supporting materials to aid facilitation, the series aims to provide much needed visual and textural support for NGOs – to stimulate thinking, discussion and adaptation. In addition to this English language version, the series will be dubbed into a further 5 local languages for use by training organisations & institutions in Southern & East Africa.
Listen to episodes from a BBC series exploring the complex interface between a growing human population and wildlife
Building in Wildlife
With increased urbanisation around the world, can wildlife be let in?
What is sustainability?
Is it possible for seven billion people to live with nature sustainably?
Is the only way to preserve nature to show that it can pay its way?
Crops and wildlife
is it possible to feed the world and still have wildlife?
Religion and Nature
Can the major religions of the world play a role in conserving the natural world?
Can local initiatives be developed into wider protection for a species?
Discovering new medicine in the natural world.
The impact of human population pressure on soil fertility