Creating a Mulch Guild, Part 1: Observing a System

Creating a Mulch Guild, Part 1: Observing a System

One of the most rewarding things to do here at Kusamala is determining what mulch-producing plants can be incorporated into the landscape of the Residential Garden. Making space for mulch-producing plants localizes resources onsite and creates a sustainable system for...
Creating a Mulch Guild, Part 1: Observing a System

Carbon Markets in Malawi

Written by Matt Frye In 1972 Malawi had roughly 4.5 million hectares of forests.  In 2010 it had 2 million hectares of forest – a decline of 54% forest cover over 40 years.  Deforestation is a serious issue in Malawi that is exacerbated by multiple drivers that all...
Creating a Mulch Guild, Part 1: Observing a System

Bringing Participatory Mapping to Kusamala

Written by Austin Dunn In 2012, I spent seven weeks at the Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology. I was there conducting independent undergraduate research with support from the University of Iowa. During this time, I spoke with government officials,...