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Hut With a View - 9/27/11

Blog entries from my visit to the Africa Center for Holistic Management, Zimbabwe.

see also http://hutwithaview.wordpress.com/

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Videos from Seth Itzkan

Seth Itzkan continues his posts from Africa with two videos.

First,his introduction to Dimbangombe and first impressions:
http://youtu.be/MpvONKd6fm4
and, second,debunking a common misconception that cattle numbers are the problem:
http://youtu.be/8FG50RqA_lE

Post #2 by Seth Itzkan from Dimbangombe, Zimbabwe

Part 2: Hut With A View - Community Visits - 9/13/11

I don't even know how to start. The words that come to mind are hot, dust, sand, water, bare ground, struggle, promise, thirst, water (again), team work, manure, lions, fire, driving, children, bye bye, hello, and "What is the weather like in America"?.

Restoring South Africa's desertified Karoo

Summary: Three related stories by three South African holistic managers. Introduction to the Karoo and its surprising history, restoring grass to a family farm from 1973 to present, and restoring an area with zero carrying capacity.

Introduction:
The Karoo

Managed grazing helps river basin resist drought

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe -- By running all livestock in one herd and using holistic planned grazing, the Africa Centre for Holistic Management is healing what was desertifying land.

The Centre's property lies alongside more seriously desertifying communal lands on which many thousands of people and their livestock eke out a living. The following pictures were taken on the same day in the same area, with the same soils and rainfall.

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