Sowing and Growing your Future – Literally

by fontes on 18/11/2013 No comments

organic farming 6 Last weekend, just after the presentation of his business plan about aerial vegetable growing, core course student Muhammed Moses Kinnene in cooperation with PYC-management assistant Denis Ssebugwawo made a first step to put his plan into practice.

You can easily tell the difference between treated and untreated soil by the high of grass and weed.

You can easily tell the difference between treated and untreated soil by the high of grass and weed.

During the past months the two self-declared “agriculturalists” have treated a small piece of land on the compound with organic fertilizers which they obtained, sustainable and for free, from the ecosan-toilets of the centre.

The trenches are orientated in a 90° angle to the terrain's gradient to prevent the soil from being washed away during heavy rain.

The trenches are orientated in a 90° angle to the terrain’s gradient to prevent the soil from being washed away during heavy rain.

After turning the soil and preparing the seed beds, a variety of vegetable-seeds was spread out. Muhammed and Denis want to use their garden as a demonstration project for the students and visitors of the youth centre. In the near future they want to prepare another and bigger piece of land near the centre and grow enough vegetables to start selling to the local community. Over the time the business is expected to grow by using the technique of aerial farming. The first bigger investment will be a green house for maximizing the yield.

 

 

fontesSowing and Growing your Future – Literally