Permaculture in Zambia
Permaculture in Zambia
Promote sustainable farming practices with Permaculture

Promote sustainable farming practices with Permaculture

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Help local communities
By increasing food nutritional output

By increasing food nutritional output

Women collecting firewood in Zambia
Promote environmental preservation
Learn and teach techniques to improve local practices

Learn and teach techniques to improve local practices

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There are many advantages to using permaculture in Zambia. One of the most notable advantages is that permaculture can help to improve soil quality. This is important because Zambia has a number of issues with soil quality, including erosion, nutrient depletion, and acidification. Permaculture can help to address these issues by using sustainable farming practices that help to improve soil health.

The program will work with the 2 schools and communities so you will engage them to grow trees, plants and preserve nature. You will teach and train the children and communities along with the local trainers to get the schools and communities involved to protect the earth.

You will grow green and natural materials to address the effect of climate change and assist vulnerable communities with huge challenges. You will respond and promote a green environment that will support life and nature at its best.


  • Help people to become more self-sufficient in food production
  • Improve the environment by teaching people how to use sustainable farming practices
  • Increase crop yields,
  • Increase nutritional output of crops
  • Address water security using sustainable farming


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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25 trees will be planted on your behalf for every experience purchased, via our partnership with One Tree Planted.

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Livingstone, Zambia
Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls.
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Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

Meet at LUN (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport) at one of our pickup times:

  • Option A - Saturday: 11:00
  • Option B - Saturday: 15:00
  • Option C - Sunday: 11:00
  • Option D - Sunday: 15:00
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Monday - Friday

Your daily activities will involve:

  • Planting trees
  • Teaching and training sessions for the children and communities around environmental preservation
  • Awareness programs and activities with the communities
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Buses to Lusaka departs close by every 1-2 hours. Change to taxi to arrive at airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • minimum english levelIntermediate
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredYes

Other Requirements

  • Modest clothing for the school visit, i.e. covering the knees and shoulders.
  • Clothing and foot wear suitable for farm work


The staple food is Nhima (corn flour) but you will find rice for example in some restaurants that offer international foods. For this program, you will find yourself dining on healthy local Zambian foods like nhima, potato, bread, meat, fish, lots of vegetables, nuts and eggs and sometimes rice and spaghetti.


Our center is located in Livingstone, the southern province of Zambia, which is about 8 hours from the capital, Lusaka. You will stay in a dorm-style center with other participants. Each house accommodates 12 people with rooms shared between 4-8 people (separate genders) and western-style toilets.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Permaculture in Zambia

Price per person$370/week
Minimum Duration1 week