Provide free and accessible education for sustainable agriculture, permaculture, conflict resolution and renewable energy technologies.
Reach out to different community groups.
Offer certificated workshop series at the “Amani Learning Garden” and in Mitume.
Provide follow-up seminars and ongoing support for participants.
Develop demonstration farms and gardens for educational use, research and income generation
Use “The Learning Garden” in Mitume for hands-on practical education during workshop series
Experiment with different garden techniques so that people can choose the best adapted solution for their situation from a large variety
Offer regular volunteer opportunities for community involvement
Maximize food and open pollinated seed production for local marketing and consumption to enhance the sustainability of the organization
3. Promotion of innovative developments
Develop pilot schemes as models for replication throughout Kenya
Develop a “community garden” where the whole community works together on allocated plots within a common area to grow their own fresh food
Develop a “school garden” located on school property for cross-curricular education and to produce food for the school feeding program
Develop agreements, best practices, conflict management and guidelines for administrative control of school and community gardens
Organize seasonal seed exchanges with community groups at events and workshops.
Launch an initiative to promote portable gardens that maximize food production and minimize space, water, and resources needed
Promote grassroots initiatives such as planting trees, making charcoal briquettes, building solar food driers, advocating for humane animal treatment, educating about nutrition for HIV/AIDS, and organizing trash clean-up campaigns
4. Promotion of renewable energies
OTEPIC plans to build a couple of innovative systems for decentralized and renewable energy production as a job possibility for young people and an alternative for energy autonomy
Together with some inventors of Europe we want to install a Scheffler mirror, solar cookers, a mini Biogas plant and other solar systems