Subscribe to our mailing list

e-mail Format

Farming Archives – Wells for Zoë
245
archive,category,category-farming,category-245,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,select-theme-ver-4.1,side_area_uncovered,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2,vc_responsive

Lusangazi Sustainable, organic Farm

27th August 2017: This is part of the farm in Lusangazi. Mostly you get to see fruit tree propagation, today it's the vegetables. Our idea now is to produce veg of the girls in the Saturday school. Looks like lots of beans here, of many varieties. Onions, beetroot, carrots,...

Grafting Mango

6th August 2017: Here Laston, head of our propagation division, speaks to a group of girls about grafting mango. I'm sure they all had a chance with cutting their fingers off!! Going home with an improved variety mango is a big plus for the day....

Another day on the Farm

5th August 2017 I expect everyone goes home with a strut tree. These girls were working on and looking at our Plant Propagation, where we target for propagation is 42,000 fruit tree seedlings this year. This might be a potential business for them in the years to come,...

The Horticulture Class

22nd July 2017: This is the garden at the Centre for Learning. The teachers do classes with the girls each Saturday morning on growing food. Prominence (centre left) took this class on Double Digging system we use and then do a bio-intensive planting system, having first sown the...

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...

Air Layering

5th July 2017. This is Adamson, the farm leader showing me how he is using a technique called air layering to produce new apple rootstock. Last year we bought our rootstock so they are using many systems to produce our own. We have about 8000 apple seedlings at...

Biointensive Growing

4th July 2017: Almost since we began in Lusangazi in 2007 we have employed a system called biointensive vegetable growing. It involves removing the top layer of soil carefully and then digging the next layer to break up what is often a very compact layer left...

Training on the Farm

17th May  2017: Adamson, Head of the Farm writes: Hi Boss, I am glad to inform you that we had a wonderful experience last week. We had two visitors namely Aurther Sharwa and Robert Mkandwire, son of the senior GVH who has a huge interest in producing fruit trees...

Dreaming with others

21st April 2017: Alfred sent me the following WhatsApp yesterday: I would like also to inform you, Boss, that yesterday we had some women from Ng'onga women federation, all the way from Rumphi. They empower rural women in businesses, farming and many things. There visit was to...

Managing Orchards

28th March 2017: Here in Malawi I have found it difficult at times to get employees to accept responsibility, stick to their task, take an interest and succeed. On this visit I have selected these two ladies, Brenda and Irene to take on the task of managing...

The Heavy Hitters

25th March 2017: This may look like a chat in the shade, but far from it, it's really serious business. It shows Mary on the left with Miriam, head of preschools and Florence, head of the girl child project and our community liaison person, with Senior Group...

Planting Tephrosia seeds

18th February 2017: Another Saturday and more Horticulture for the girls. It is almost impossible to change farming culture in Malawi. We grow wonderful Maize crops without artificial fertiliser, but no one is impressed. It just doesn't seem to sink in, even though millions will continue to starve...