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Guavas

3rd April 2018: They come to do regular classes and have a little fun, but they are exposed to horticulture as well. We have a large space around the Centre with lots of plants growing so they can learn how to feed themselves. Here they are picking Guavas:...

Tomatoes

4th January 2018: Tomatoes are a big part of the Malawi diet at village level. Sadly we can't grow the local varieties successfully on the farm. We refuse to use noxious chemicals, so the local, GM varieties are attacked by pests the we can't control with our...

Mango

22nd December 2017: In our twelve years farming in Lusangazi, we have expanded our horizons considerably. Besides organic/sustainable/agro-forestry, we have a big focus on producing improved varieties of fruit trees. We now have nine varieties of Mango, which extend the season in which mango is available to eat....

Part of the team

20th December 2017: Today Rose decided that all teams should come together for a little party, so they did. They had a little food and soft drinks and danced a little.  The builders and Forestry teams appear to be missing, but maybe they were just too...

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...

Training Day for Parents of the Girl Child Project

26th May 2017: We have talked about this for a while, but Florence, who is head of this department decided to plan the first day for today. As usual with Florence, it was well planned and instead of spending a lot of money on transport to bring...

Brickmaking

28th August 2016: This is a mould for making insulated bricks for stoves. Still unused, but they must have a plan....

Final day of the fair

19th August 2016: Day three was busy and very successful. Rose writes: Boss, The first extra picture is for the Guest of honour, who commented on our products, and said that we have good products and we will really build Malawi. She was very impressed with what we...

Agricultural Fair Day 2

18th August 2016: Looks like today continued with throngs of people visiting, asking questions and generally interacting with the crew. I contacted Rose after her hectic day to see if it went well: Her Reply: [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Yes, Boss and people are very happy with our products.  We will be...

New water storage tank

23rd Oct 2015: It is going on for a while, but finally we have the new water storage tank. At the moment there is over 200,000 litres of water here with another 100 to go. We will use this as a store and pump it uphill to another...

Our pumps will help

3rd June 2014: Heavy rains over the last few weeks have led to severe flooding across Malawi. As of January 18th, an estimated 22,000 households (121,000 people) were considered displaced and 54 people killed by the flooding which have affected 15 districts. However, this number is...

Turning to business 8thJan2015

Turning to business

8th January 2015: Since we arrived in Malawi I always had a view that Malawi should contribute to its own development. Pumps and wells are what we are there for and are free to everyone. However we started farming to show what could be grown and how...