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Girl Child horticulture education

A way out of Slavery for Women and Girls

Women and girls carrying disease ridden water, long distances all day every day on their heads, is modern day slavery. The Zoë pump is causing a quiet revolution against this horrific waste of time and talent which is certainly contributing to the economic disaster, that...

Stoves for Zoë

3rd August 2017: Some time ago I designed a little zero cost (almost) wood burning stove for cooking. It is built from local bricks, available in every village free. It is built with soil from ant hills (also free!). And it is built by hand or hands; no...

Pine Seeds

9th July 2017: This is a small part of our pine cones in the warm shed. They are crackling away and ejecting their seeds. There is huge demand and our guys are on the job...

Venice

Venice

4th April 2014: Our irrigation system in Lusangazi farm is fairly simple. We have a series of channels around each garden, all fed by collecting water and piping some in from a higher level on a stream elsewhere. Dave and John are seen here lowering the trenches to...

Farm visit & report

Farm Visit

2nd April 2014: Alepher (and Linda) popped to the farm to, as she says, supervise & monitor the work. BENEDICTO Talked to Benedicto who is in charge of the orchard, it was noted that Benedicto has started clearing the upper orchard , and supported the fruit trees. She advised Benedicto that...

Laston - fruit tree propagation

Laston

20th March 2014: Laston This is Laston checking some newly budded orange plants. He came to work for us a year ago and after a very successful year of initiating conservation farming system in the upper farm, he has come to the fruit tree propagation area to...

Working as a Team

Working as a Team

17th September 2013: This is a new piece of land that we bought. Its pretty small, but suits us for growing bananas. We have about 700 banana trees on the farm and they grow all year round, providing a source of food for our workers and a...

New variety Mango

New variety Mango

14th September 2013: We have a big focus on propagating improved variety fruit on the Lusangazu farm. This is one of nine varieties of Mango, called Tommy, by our workers. This is produced by sowing the large seeds in the middle of a local mango and grafting an...

New bicycle on the farm

New bicycle on the farm

26th June 2013: This is a brand new bicycle for the farm. It will be used to bring produce to market. It will have baskets back and front. NOW the big problem is learning to cycle. Not as easy as you might think. I'm not sure if I...

Greenhouse watering

Greenhouse watering

25th June 2013: This is Chrissie on the Lusangazi Farm. She is a bright, observant girl and in charge of watering, de-suckering and pest control. From her observations on the farm she has initiated a mulching system with tephrosia. She is also in charge of first-aid. She also...

Washing Greenhouses

Washing Greenhouses

24th June 2013: The legend is "Washing with jim, washing powder and water" Looks like the light transmission was decreasing so washing was the only option. All looks sparkling now - maybe for our arrival in a week!!...

Family co-operative farm

Family co-operative farm

20th June 2013: This is some of the women in the group (the men and women never sit together). They have been cutting and clearing years of growth on a piece of land that the chief donated to the project. The idea is that we advise and motivate...