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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

Lusangazi Farm

5th November 2018: This is our main farm in Lusangazi about 11 km from our Centre in Mzuzu City. We bought it in 2007 when we discovered that you couldn't buy an open pollinated seed in Mzuzu. We even drove the 1000 km round trip to

Peaches on the farm

29th October 2018: I think these are the first peaches on the farm. Just grafted and out of the greenhouse. Fruiting already! Can't wait for a taste. Two of the 37,800 fruit tree seedlings produced this year. Well done team!

Veggies and bananas

9th October 2018: We grow our own vegetables on the farm to feed our staff and the girls in the Girl Child Student project. We also use this organic system to do research and training.

Fruit Tree production

24th August 2018; This is one of our greenhouses on the farm where we put mango and other plants while they grow until they can be grafted or budded. We expect to hit a target of 50,000 this year. They grow about 100 varieties of plant there. 16 Malawian

Visit to the Farm

8th August 2018: As part of our Summer Camp activities we have decided to expand past the Academic, so today one group of girls went to the farm in Lusangazi to look at our Climate Smart Horticulture, Fruit tree production and growing a range of local

Heaven

5th August 2018: Occasionally there are little treats and celebrations. This was a target achieved on the farm, 55,650 pine trees potted. The target was 50,000. These two live on the Lusangazi farm and The real treat is Yellow Buns and Coke, and why not? (my favourite as well) No

Strawberries

June 27th 2018: On the farm in Lusangazi we have about 100 varieties of trees and plants. This is Blayers managing the strawberries in this case, but it could be 6 varieties of tomato, pineapples, peaches, mango, papaya, cabbages

Seedlings on the farm: #1millionTrees

26th June 2018: This is Joyce one of our longest serving employees on the farm. She came, looked for a job, we took her on and gave her a house to live in with her son Boyd. Ten years later she is still with us while we

Ruth working at farm

13th May 2018: The last time we were leaving Malawi we stopped on our journey on the main road beside the farm. I was meeting Adamson, the leader on the farm. Then suddenly, into the conversation like a bolt of lightening, burst Ruth pleading for a job. She

The Farewell Party

7th May 2018: The farewell party with drinks, buns and clothes from Ireland has become a standard affair in Wells for Zoë. These are the people who run our farm, do the propagation and training of others, in budding, grafting and Climate Smart agriculture. We have a set-up

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.