Thoko Njoka is a 23-year-old student at The Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Bunda campus. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in horticulture. Thoko is doing an attachment with Never Ending Food for the month of July to learn more about how Permaculture principles can fit into the application of her academic lessons.

Thoko says that she loves being outdoors and that she selected the horticulture programme due to her passion for learning more about the science of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamentals. She has expressed a desire to apply her learning to the art of landscaping, and is eager to learn more about how Permaculture uses a system of intentional design to create functional landscaping and food forests.

“Horticulture contributes to quality of life and to the beauty, sustainability, and rehabilitation of the environment, as well as human conditions. Plants, crops, and evergreen spaces sustain and enrich our lives by providing nutritious food, enhancing the beauty of our homes and communities, as well as reducing our carbon footprint.”

Thoko Njoka

Over the course of the month, Thoko will be progressing through the full Permaculture Design Course (PDC), facilitated by our Manager, Peter Kaniye, with the aim of being certified by the time she returns to school. We hope that Thoko finds her time at Never Ending Food to be an enjoyable, educational, and beneficial complement to her studies. Welcome from our entire team!