Never Ending Food is a Permaculture education centre located 14km outside of Lilongwe. It has been functioning of over 10 years. Kristoff and Stacia Nordin established the education centre, which also doubles as their home, after a stint in Malawi with the US peace core in 1997.

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Kristoff Nordin

The Nordin family’s education centre is vital for a country like Malawi. But just why is this? To set the scene: 95% of the world’s human calorie intake comes from 30 crops; of those 30, half of the energy comes from 3 crops — Maize, Wheat, and Rice. The domination of these 3…


I met Peter, and was introduced to his sound school project, through Kaka. I was befriended by Kaka while wondering a street in Lilongwe. He told me he was an audio/visual student of a Canadian man named Peter. Peter’s school was located near Likuni, a small village outside of Lilongwe. His eagerness to take me to this school was a little unsettling; despite this, we made plans to travel to meet Peter the next day.

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Kaka

Kaka met me early and we caught a 12-seater van. There were passengers hopping on and off every kilometre or so; at one stage there…


African Vision Malawi (AVM) is an English organisation focusing on development in Malawi by introducing sustainable building and farming techniques. One of their projects is Sam’s Village (also known a The Landirani Training Village ). This is an endeavour which hopes to establish a centre for training 30km outside Lilongwe. The Village will educate Malawian people through on-site experience. Its aim is to eventually be a centre which accommodates people while they receive training in the practices of sustainable building, farming, and income generating projects.

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The ultimate goal of Sam’s Village is to have a place where people can visit…

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