How we do
Our farm is in a dry region, on the border of the Rift Valley in the maasai area, only 25 km from Nairobi, direction to Ngong Hills. We have a well (waterwhole 60 meter deep) which bring us between 6000 and 8000 liters daily. This means we have to control our limited water very well. This we do with drip irrigation.
Drip irrigationDrip irrigation, that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of many different plants onto the soil surface, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant.
See our film about Waterlevel in watertank.
We fertile our ground with the self produced cow-dung/manure from the animal we have. Also we manage the green garbage, all what is rotting in our compost system. There we maintain worms, they produce fresh and fertile earth for our vegetable. Compost is a key ingredient in our organic farming.
To protect the vegetable from pests and diseases we use as less as possible pesticide. We try a lot of local known, natural methods to protect and give them a strong and healthy possibility to grow well. Which is not easy! So our methods need much moore effort then give them a quick chemical solution.