My Day at an Organic Farm

Today as I was busking on top of the roof of our building I saw two different styles of farming at the same time…one guy was spraying some chemicals to the tomatoes in our conventional farm (where I live) and the other side there were people applying some mulch to tomatoes in the neighbouring organic farm (In Karen there are many farmers you’d be surprised). It made me think a lot about how ignorant most Kenyan farmers are.

At the organic farm, I met the Head Agronomist we had a very good meeting and I will be developing his website where he will be selling organic seeds for cabbage, kales, tea, coffee, berries…He will also be selling compost which they have prepared 10 000 KGs of it, most target customers are ex-pats and people with lawns, small gardens and other organic farmers like us :-)

Berries

The Organic Agronomist also put emphasis on growing berries; rasp, black, blue, straw which all have a super high demand both locally and internationally and of course must be certified organic. I have always wanted to grow berries and getting good seeds and the farmer with expertise has always been the issue but I will make sure to develop his site in such a way that all of this knowledge is spread and we produce more berries because most of those in the market are imported.

Sweet Bell Peppers

I bought some yellow and red capsicum a.k.a sweet bell pepper and calling them sweet is an understatement, these veggies are so tasty if taken raw, fried or roasted with meat as in mshikaki, please do leave a comment

 

 

 

My A.S.K International Trade Fair

This year’s theme at the A.S.K (Agricultural Society of Kenya) International trade fair was ‘Driving Agribusiness in Attaining Food Sufficiency and Vision 2030’ and boy did they drive the point. Originally an agricultural show, the trade fair largely consisted of exhibits from stakeholders in agriculture who have a huge impact to the community as a whole. Continue reading