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Agricultural fair in Ngranga Village

Today there was a fair (of sorts) in Ngranga village in Rumphi district.  It was an opportunity for NGO's operating in the area to showcase what they do and was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Agriculture. There was a great crowd, but entertainment...

Mary and Miriam visit Msiki pre-school

This is Mary and Miriam after delivering a training session at Mskiki preschool. It was a hugely successful day. Below is the report I received from Miriam about the day: PHASE 2 WORKSHOP REPORT FROM: Miriam DATE: 22rd  November, 2017 VENUE: Msiki PEOPLE PRESENT: The representative of GVH Andrea Moyo,...

The End?

15th November 2017: Maybe the saddest Day? This is Adamson head of the farm in Lusangazi and he is looking at a dreaded beacon. Since the President announced in June last that his new airport would take much of our Sustainable/Conservation Organic farm, our fruit tree production and...

No electricity or internet? To the garden it is!

There is currently a major electricity issue in Malawi that has gotten progressively worse over the last number of months. For our volunteers, they arrived at a time where there are now spells of electricity outages for up to 30 hours. It's frustrating when there is...

Lusangazi farm

The sustainable farm, Lusangazi

My most surprising moment yet Of the three main arms of Wells for Zoë I knew about, I wasn't expecting to be most impressed by the farm. Maybe it was because my notions of farming stretched no further than my Grandad's farm, and the jobs I'd get...

On the Lusangaszi Farm

13th October 2017: Here they are getting the grand tour of this research and training farm. Looks like Adamson, the head of this farm, is giving them a taste of maybe strawberries and some vegetables for their dinner. The target here is to have over 40,000 improved variety...

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...