will you stand with the Namuli community today?

I’m sure you agree with me that education is a basic human right. This year, the Namuli community has taken a stand for their future: the future of their rainforest, of their farms, of their children and the generations to come. More than 500 children of the Murrabue community who call Mount Namuli home and are in need a new ... Read More

Will you stand with the Namuli community today?

I’m sure you agree with me that education is a basic human right. This year, the Namuli community has taken a stand for their future: the future of their rainforest, of their farms, of their children and the generations to come. More than 500 children of the Murrabue community who call Mount Namuli home and are in need a new ... Read More

You really want to watch Namuli!

Haven't had the chance to watch Namuli, yet? Fear not - this weekend is the perfect time to dig into this 30 minute story about how an unconventional climbing expedition unlocked a standstill on one of Africa's most important mountain ecosystems— Mount Namuli, Mozambique. Vertical biology, community conservation, and a really run out slab climb— it’s all in the film.  ... Read More

Watch Namuli, the film, today!

Today I’m honored to release Namuli worldwide on YouTube.  Watch the film TodayNamuli is a film about the spirit of adventure and pushing the boundaries of science, climbing, and conservation on Mozambique's Mount Namuli. The film follows our team on an unconventional climbing expedition that was spurred by curiosity. Curiosity about a granite rock face, and also about how to use climbing to ... Read More

A year of conservation, community and impact

It’s my pleasure to share with you Legado’s first-ever Annual Report: a big-picture look at the impact you have made in Mozambique through your generous support. Read About Your ImpactTogether, we put Mount Namuli on the global conservation priority list, hosted permagarden training for over 100 locals, shared Namuli, the film, on 31 stages in 8 countries and more. We're a lean shop ... Read More

Let’s build a thriving future

In 2011, I became enamoured--obsessed even--with Mozambique’s Mount Namuli. While climbing led me to this granite monolith, the opportunity to create a marked difference in the lives of Namuli’s communities has kept me there, as the founder of Legado. Today, Legado is an international initiative that builds thriving futures for the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems and the people who call ... Read More

Starting Local: Backyard Gardens to Conservation

(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

(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

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

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