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First Monday – Lusangazi Farm

At first Wells for Zoë was just involved in pumps and water for life, but as time went by new projects began. For example, they discovered that they couldn’t buy open pollinated seeds in Mzuzu or even in the Capital Lilongwe, so they started developing

Meeting District Development officials in Kasungu

18th September 2017: from Alfred: In the picture starting from left Mrs Zimba (S.M.E for Kasungu, Paul Shawa (Director Youth Malawi Act), Alfred Banda (Head of pumps and Lucy Chindipha (Deputy Director Youth Act Malawi. During our pump visit in Kasungu the first thing was to go to

Forestry and Firewood

26th July 2017: From Prominence and Lusungu Venue: Andrea Moyo village Attendance: G.V.H Andrea Moyo, V.H Mukowera, the community, Wells for Zoë team (Laston, Lusungu, Prominence and Benjamin) Activities: Teaching the community on how to make nursary beds for pine seeds How to sow it on the nursery bed

Agricultural College

11th February 2017: For some years now it has been my dream to have some version of a simple Agricultural College to take in students who have completed their final Second Level exam and do simple courses on various aspects of agriculture or horticulture. The idea

Community meeting in Bolero

5th December 2016: What we have learned to do in 11 years is to talk to the real people of the area, with very serious emphasis on the women.  There is no need for enormous and expensive sensitising programmes going to days and weeks, and we

Farm produce

Farm produce

5th October 2014: This picture comes from the garden part of the farm, where they grow, demonstrate and research vegetable growing. We use only open pollinated seeds with no artificial fertilizer and no noxious chemicals. We are fully organic and more. The farm also has a conservation farming

Planting Kunquot

Planting Kunquot

26th February 2013: Today's pic comes from the Upper farm which extends to about 6 hectares and is experimental in that we want it to be self sufficient in terms of manure and seeds and pest control in about four years. This is the beginning of planting

Transplanting lemon seedlings

Transplanting lemon seedlings

6th January 2013: This is Robert and Benidicto transplanting lemon seedlings grown on the co-operative farm in Doroba. We gave the women there a contract to grow 3000 for us to enable them to pay back their loan on the 22 acre farm that we bought

Greenhouse duties

Greenhouse duties

4th December 2012: I can't remember the colour codes, but each citrus has a little coloured wool tied around its stem to indicate the type and variety. When the buds have taken, the upper part of the stem is cut off to enable the bud to grow

Apples

Apples

3rd December 2012: It is now just four years since we brought root stock and scion wood from Irish Seed Savers in Scarriff, Co Clare (to whom we are most appreciative) to plant on our farm in Lusangazi. Looks like the crop this year is excellent, especially

Doroba Women's Farm

Doroba Women’s Farm

27th November 2012: Trying to tame the wilderness is the job in hand. This is part of a women's group working on a 23 acre model, co-operative, commercial farm which Wells for Zoë purchased earlier this year with a plan for them to repay the money in

New Houses

New Houses

31st October 2012: I don't think the scaffolding would meet any health and safety standards here, but TIM (this is Malawi). These are two houses we are building on the upper farm in Lusangazi, one for the couple who are running the farm and maybe the