The Dates………

When I started this blog, I explained I was an absolute rookie to all things blogging. Today on showing Dominic the blog he reminded me to give an explanation on the dates on the first pictures. Actually, Wakio would be best to explain as she took the first pictures…………..It goes a bit like this……..we didn’t […]

Almost time to plant!!

The seedlings are almost ready. What a transformation!! The photos were taken on the 9th of June exactly two months from the date the Youth Reform boys and girls started to clear the dump site. We still have issues with the soil test and will try to intercrop plants that will extract the heavy metals, […]

Not So Good News :(

The soil tests were abysmal. Two samples were taken each representing half of the field. The field was transected into two halves, A and B. Then using a zig zag pattern, 30 soil samples from a depth of 30 cm were collected from each side. These samples were put into 2 especially designated bags and […]

Men at work -Kibera Day 4

The guys on the ground who are relentlessly transfoming this dump site in Kibera into an organic farm. Pic 1 Zakayo Simel, husband to Kendi (both working for Green Dreams Ltd) parents of beautiful Vanessa (3yrs). In 2005 twelve of the employees at Green Dreams were couples!!! Zak who was in charge of deliveries met […]

Kibera Day 3 A seed is sown.

Today the children of our organic farm had their first lesson in planting as the adults watched and learned through their childrens mistakes. We planted quite a variety of crops, some of those we had seen growing in the site as opportunistic plants, pumpkin, aubergine, amaranthus and others, cabbage, kales. The kids were great. We […]

Watching Helplessly

Todays Daily Nation Newspaper carried this story. Food deficit: Things are not looking good Publication Date: 3/24/2008 Although the skies have been overcast these past few days, and although the rain has fallen in some parts of the country, these are not auguries of good harvests this season, and the country is headed for acute […]

About Trust and gut feelings

The seed project was a huge eye opener for me, a reality check into how govt, Ngo’s etc function………..or rather strangle each other into ineffectualness (if there is such a word…………if not, now there is!) And sadly, the donor in the US felt the project could not be tracked when it was on the ground, […]