The youth are ecstatic!! The farm is almost fully kitted, the first of its kind in Africas largest slum Kibera, Where there’s a will, there’s a farm!! Dominic making sure the piping fits!!
One morning the youth decided the farm was not a real farm without a scarecrow 🙂 Very cute:)
My brother Dominic is back from Somalia where he has been designing milk cooling plants for the rural camel farmers. He is an absolute wizz with anything technical and voluteered to install the final stages of the drip system. Naturally, as all brother do, he changed my design……….admittedly for the better…….:) Much thanks and respect […]
First plantings!!!! Not sure why the pics are lumping together and flowing into the last article………..but am happy they are up!! The guys are ecstatic!! I can’t wait for the next few weeks to go by to capture the transformation from seedling to a completely green covered landscape! Too cool!!
A week ago we discussed the Kibera project with a business associate, Patrick. He was up from Uganda, touring projects and I remember asking him if he wanted to come to Kibera. I also remember how he stumbled and mumbled a mixed reply before agreeing,………a little apprehensively I felt. Unfortunately the day ran out before […]
Limuru Agricultural Youth Center is located about 30 km outside of Nairobi, in the beautiful highlands of Tigoni. It is roughly 4 km from the ex Green Dreams farm and sits on 40 lush acres of fantastic farming territory. The center is a haven for young agricultural students from all over Kenya. Most of the […]
The man behind the mic, Joshua Kegode my nephew, all of 15 yrs and starting out on his journalistic career. Seeing and hearing his interview for our pod cast last week allowed me to ‘view’Kibera through the eyes of an urban teenager. Joshua asked me what he could do with his peers to help with […]
The garbage is finally camouflaged, and the pumpkins are up to what we expected. Soon we hope this shadenetted wall of garbage will be covered entirely with green foliage. The seedlings have now sprouted, thus the race to get the entire system set up is on. We have 3 weeks maximum!! The comfrey hedge is […]
Our first pod cast!!! Man , feels like we have come a long long way! http://www.goear.com/listen.php?v=0ba0702
As I hit the tracks, I lost sight of the chaos on the hill, the sounds of children shrieking and the sweet smell of rotting garbage, shrouded in the acrid smoke of burning banana skins. The scent of my flesh scorched on the hot tracks , sizzling beneath me. I lay limbless now, my skin […]