Odlingsprojekt maj – juni 2017

Odlingsprojektet, gardening project
Skolan har fått möjlighet att disponera en del mark som tillhör skolans rektor David Ouma Ochola, samt Albinus Odada. Ett extra bidrag från Sverige ger oss möjlighet att plantera majs och sukumawiki, som vi hoppas ska göra skolan mer självförsörjande. Det har regnat en del nyligen, så vi har goda förhoppningar om att kunna skörda i augusti. Förhoppningsvis räcker det till en viktig del av maten i en termin. Läs mer i Nyhetsbrev 79.
The following  is the message from Charles.
Hi, Hope you are okay i Sweden. We are fine in school. We have worked hard on our farms and both at David’s and Odada’s the first weeding is over. The school garden is now complete with vegetable and after a period of less than one month from now we’ll not be purchasing vegetables from the market. What is affecting most maize plantations in Kenya is a disease caused by a warm and is affecting the inside of the maize plant spreading outwards and causing the maize leaves to wilt automatically. This is a disaster experienced in Kenya especially in Rift Valley and Nyanza regions. To date we haven’t received exact insecticide to curb the disease from the Agricultural sector but most farmers are trying to spray their farms using the normal insecticides used for other crops. We are also planning to spray the whole garden next week. From the pictures you can see how the maize is healthy but some are affected by the dangerous worm. Hope to give you other reports later.


Re- Gardening

Hi, Our vegetable garden is now ready and we started to harvest today as you can see in the photo captions. Hope it will reduce a bit the kitchen cost.