Moringa Workshop

12.08.2017 - 13.08.2017


Moringa, the Miracle Tree Workshop

with Edouard van Diem August 12th-13th 2017 at the Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar (in Kiswahili and English)

Moringa is one of the most miraculous gifts from Mama Earth. While being used for centuries by different societies, moringa’s multiple uses had recently been forgotten and the plant solely used as animal fodder – but this plant has so much more potential! Moringa offers a wide variety of important uses, as a nutritious addition to a scarce diet for poor families, to enhance soil quality, for creating shade and natural fencing, for oil production and as an additional source of income.

This course is addressed to individuals for their personal projects, and people working in the private or NGO sector, specifically in the fields of nutrition/health, agriculture, forests or nature restoration.

Course content

All teaching will be in Kiswahili and English!

We will learn about the entire process of working with moringa, from growing the seedlings to harvest, and a number of different processing and value adding possibilities. This is a chance for anyone to get an intense insight on this miracle plant and start growing it successfully!


We will specifically look at the following aspects:

  • Land choice and preparation

  • Seedlings and cuttings

  • Care and cultivation

  • Leaf and seed production

  • Harvest

  • Leaf processing / oil making

  • Drying, grinding, storage and packaging

  • Marketing


The teacher

Edouard van Diem has been on the Permaculture journey for 12 years, starting his own Permaculture education center, the Permakultur Campus in Hamburg, Germany, four years ago. The Permakultur Campus offers Permaculture related workshops and courses, and also the certification of the Permaculture Diploma, a 1-2 year training in Permaculture design. Edouard has also been very active in working with projects abroad and giving consultation to businesses and NGOs in Haiti, Palestine, and the DR Congo.


The venue – PPIZ

You will be accommodated in the school dormitory building within the beautiful gardens of the Practical Permaculture Institute, 15min from the historical city of Stone Town. Accommodation is simple but traditional, with rooms shared amongst two people each and communal shower and compost toilets. Fees include full board of a tropical breakfast, and Zanzibari spice cuisine for lunch and dinner each day, starting with dinner on arrival night August 11th 2017 and ending with lunch on the last day, August 13th 2017. Please let us know about any dietary preferences/restrictions in advance!

We kindly ask all participants for personal use to bring organic/natural shower gel/shampoo in order to keep our grey water systems chemical free. We kindly request all on-organic trash to be taken back home, so please reconsider all items you want to bring along. Ladies, please consider getting a Menstrual Cup as alternative to one time use Pads/Tampons, if you are not on that track already 🙂 ;



Full course fees are US $ 80

Fees include:

  • Full board and accommodation throughout the course (three meals per day)

  • PPIZ farm tour

  • Certificate from PK Campus Germany and PPIZ

The course is limited to 20 participants to ensure proper personal guidance and an intensive learning atmosphere. All payments to PPIZ:
Bank details: CRDB Bank
Branch: Stonetown, Zanzibar
Account Name:  Practical Permaculture Zanzibar
Account number: 0150223581500 (TSH)
or 0250223581500  (USD)
Swift Code: CORUTZTZ
Branch Sort Code: 3369


12th August – 13th August 2017

Arrival Details

Participants are expected to arrive the day prior the course start, on August 11th (dinner included) to register themselves and settle in. The course ends after the graduation on Sunday afternoon, August 13th. Last included meal will be the lunch that day. Additional meals and nights at PPIZ post/prior the PDC can be arranged for an additional fee.


Book your spot now by contacting Laura:


permakultur Moringa workshop August 2017