Talking Soil with Peter Morgan
In May 2012 my husband Anthony and I had the very special opportunity to spend several days with a dear friend of mine, and SOIL’s deepest inspiration. Peter Morgan is a British Marine Biologist who has lived in Zimbabwe for over 40 years. Although trained as a biologist Peter has dedicated his life to addressing basic human rights such as water and sanitation. Though quite a humble man, Peter has been an inspiration not only to SOIL but to water and sanitation engineers around the world through his development of simple innovative technologies, our favorite of which is the arborloo.
I first met Peter in 2005 at a conference in South Africa and was immediately moved by his gentle love for nature and his warm approach to development. I remember him telling me about how the elves and the gnomes have been practicing ecological sanitation for generations. We have been trying to follow their example ever since.
For a rare look into the incredible mind of Peter Morgan check out this conversation between he and I on a sunny afternoon in Johannesburg last May.