We have exciting news from Colorado and for Onjinyo! 2 pond liners and a collection of desks and school supplies have been sent out to Onjinyo, Kenya to help with building a flow through system to irrigate earth gardens.
This will be a more cost-effective solution than aquaponics that will be more easily reproducible and be much more manageable from both an equipment standpoint and a maintenance standpoint. The agriculture style is much more similar to what is already practiced in Kenya, which will allow them to utilize their native knowledge to the fullest in producing their own food.
Philemon’s trip to Colorado was very productive, as we were able to make a solid plan for action moving forward so that we can continue working toward our goal of helping the Kego Orphanage be able to feed itself and become self-sustaining. The earth gardens will also serve as a science lab where the children can learn hands-on lessons about science, and once they start producing food they can also learn first hand about economics.
Here’s the full picture of Philemon with the school supplies about to be sent out to the Kego Orphanage:
The two liners and other supplies for building the earth gardens:
The containers getting ready and loaded for shipping:
The next step is going out to help with installation of the earth gardens!