John Nzira


John Nzira is a specialist in Permaculture and urban farming in Southern Africa. He has two decades of experience in community development. He has grown food his whole life and last bought groceries in a supermarket 17 years ago. He was instrumental in bringing Permaculture to Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.

John has received the Conserva Individual Award, sponsorship for training in Canada, USA and Israel, the MTK award and a Silver award from the Chelsea Flower Show. John has contributed to several books including Drought Mitigation in Southern Africa (1998), Learning about Livelihoods: Insights from Southern Africa (2002), Permaculture Manual: Creating sustainable food and medicinal gardens (2008).

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