Seeing the Whole Mountain

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Close your eyes and think about the mountains of the world that hold a place in your heart and mind. Did you see people? Did you see the people that call those mountains home? Or, were you like me and did you simply see faces of rock, snow and ice, new adventures, and new routes to climb or hike or … Read More

Starting Local: Backyard Gardens to Conservation

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(Post 4 of our Permagarden Photo Essay from Legado Fellow Grant Bemis)With the garden now complete, and the workshop coming to a close, it was time to wrap things up. Any remaining questions were answered, and materials were given out to help people remember the specifics of the workshop and their importance. We also went into detail explaining how these ... Read More

The Proof is in the Permagarden

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(Post 3 of our Permagarden Photo Essay from Legado Fellow Grant Bemis)With all the pieces in place and now armed with knowledge from the classroom, it was time to get to work and assemble our first permagarden. Coupling the classroom knowledge with hands-on experience really seemed to click for everyone, and the garden was quickly shaping up. Why “Permagarden?” The ... Read More

Sourcing Local, Building A-Frames, and Best Practices

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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 ... Read More

Conservation Takes Root: Permagadening on Mount Namuli

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Mount Namuli possesses some of the richest and most-underprotected biodiversity in the Eastern Afromontane and is home to over 12,000 people who live and farm on its mosaic of forests, grasslands, and fields. Legado: Namuli began a Permagarden program on Mount Namuli in 2015 to support farmers to better understand and work with nature and to maximize soil and plant ... Read More

First Impressions: Namuli

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Legado is pleased to welcome Sergio Cumbula as the new head of LUPA’s Community Conservation Team for Legado: Namuli. Sergio just returned from a visit to Namuli with our field team and shares the following blog about his experience. In October 2016, I visited Namuli for the first time. I was impressed by the special aesthetic quality of the landscape resulting from … Read More

Namuli Film at Instadoc Film Festival in Maputo

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October 11th was the 3rd annual Instidoc Film Festival in Maputo was the public premiere of the Namuli film in Mozambique.  The theme of the night focused on biodiversity and environmentalism within the country.  Namuli premiered alongside films that showcased the conservation projects at the Parque Nacional de Gorongosa and the Partial Marine Reserve of Ponta de Ouro, some of … Read More

Namuli 2016 Field Update in Pictures

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17 images tell the story of Legado Fellow Alum, Grant Bemis’, time working with our field team in May and June as our Field Logistics Manager. Read and see more here.

Humans of Namuli: Elias Faustino

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Elias Faustino is a friend, a father, a farmer and the community leader of Carruca. Elias lives in a single room brick structure with his wife and their seven children on the southwestern flank of Mount Namuli. Most days, Elias wakes up with the sun at around 5:30 AM, eats some xima (grits like meal made from corn) and heads … Read More