We began the foundations of our sustainability farm back in 2014. Since then we have come a long way.
April 2014: Permaculture Design Course for local community and staff, crop gardens began. Cow shed built by volunteers whilst training locals, and 2 water tanks donated.
May 2014: Greenhouse purchased and crops planted inside, and purchase of 2 dairy cows.
August 2014: Birth of first calf, 4 dairy goats purchased, extension to cowshed for goat shelter. Milk being sold in coming weeks.
January 2015: Second Permaculture design course for staff and local community, further crop planting, harvesting and selling, further water tanks donated. Volunteers helping with farm.
May 2015: Borehole commenced and completed.
September 2015: New crop fields ploughed, more crops planted, harvested and sold, irrigation of crops began.
March 2015: Connection of electricity to project. Further sectioning with fencing of agricultural areas on the project with our trained fencers.
June 2015: Another crop harvest ready and sold.
September 2015: Chicken shed construction begins. Internal electric fence completed. Irrigation of most crops completed.
November 2015: Begin construction of 4 level water tower. Continuation of crop planting, harvesting and selling each month. Purchase of another water tank.
December 2015: Chicken shed nearing completion.
July 2016: Goats have increased due to breeding since initial purchase. Food from initial acre of crops feeding our first children in the children’s home.
August 2016: Sustainability Farm Manager hired. Total farm staff to 4 people.
September 2016: 2 sheep donated by local Kenyan man. Purchase of 400 laying chickens.
October 2016: Farm expansion to another 2.5 acres for crops. Irrigation piping purchased. Crops planted on whole 2.5 acres.
November 2016: Shade net purchased for sections of farm. Further irrigation piping purchased and laid.
December 2016: Laying chickens begin laying eggs ready to sell at market. Excess crops continually sold at market.
January 2017: Birth of 2 more cows