Michael Nickels paved the way for permaculture earthworks in East Africa. He is the founder of Seven Ravens Farm and Permaculture Academy on Salt Spring Island, BC. Michael has been designing permaculture projects across the world since 1990. He built a solid 30 year relationship with East Africa which helped him develop a reliable network of African partners. The natural progression was to involve the community and create a foundation for Africans teaching Africans. With this intention, he successfully established Permaculture Teacher Training Centres in Western Kenya in 2013, Zanzibar in 2015, Tanzania in 2017, Uganda in 2018 and Meru, Kenya also in 2018. The mission of REFARMERS to work with community leaders to establish demonstration farms and learning centres is completely based on Michael’s achievements.