Sourcing Local, Building A-Frames, and Best Practices

Members of the Legado field team, the Namuli community, and the Gurue Institute of Agriculture participating in the permagarden workshop.
(Post 2 of our Permagarden Photo Essay from Legado Fellow Grant Bemis)

Sourcing Local, Building A-Frames, and Best Practices: (Post 2 of our Permagarden Photo Essay from Legado Fellow Grant Bemis)


The Permagarden training was a mix of hands on installation of a test garden and classroom discussions on practices. The key was to make sure that all materials used were easily accessible by the people on Namuli so that they could easily replicate a Permagarden themselves at home.

The Legado Thriving Agriculture Program is made possible, in part, but the support of Lush Charity Pot and the Clif Bar Family Foundation..

Anthony Muron, kicking off the classroom discussion getting into the details of what’s to come in the next few days.

An A-frame is one of the most important tools when constructing a permagarden. Although simple in design, it does an amazing job of measuring the topography of the land. This helps to optimize water and soil conservation in a completed garden, essential elements of any permagarden.

Leticia Celistino Machaia with her completed A-frame.