Our Team

John Nzira


Our team of experienced permaculturalists and agro-ecologists is led by Mr John Nzira, who is one of the permaculture pioneers in Africa and now an acclaimed senior permaculture leader in Southern Africa.

John Nzira initially studied at Wits University (South Africa) and Rhodes university (South Africa) and was further trained in ecological agriculture and permaculture, environmental education and community development, including in USA, Canada and Israel thanks to international sponsorships.

John has more than two decades of experience working with government, NGOs and corporate organisations - as part of their social responsibility programmes - in Africa.

He authored and co-authored many educational articles, booklets and other materials (see the resources section) and received numerous national and international awards.