Category Archives: Farming

Turning Vegies into Meat

Now that Gavriella is old enough to travel around, the two of us got to go on a field trip! I’ve been cooped up in the house since my last trimester (we feared the¬†bumpy roads might harm her), so it was a big day for the two of us. Our destination? Our student, James’, organic farming class of course. I… (more…)

One Man’s Trash, Another’s Treasure

This week, one of our students is seriously sick and on an IV drip. Please keep him in your prayers. Because we don’t want to start New Testament survey without him, we are taking a week off to till the soil. We are still getting our field ready for what will eventually become a community, organic farming demo field. John… (more…)

Organic Farming Classes

I love this picture because it looks like aerobics class gone organic farming…I think it could be the next big thing! Ok, time for some accountability. Below is all of James and Peter’s work: James has 3 class that have been meeting for two months: Class 1 has 12 members, 120 raised beds dug, and 24 compost piles Class 2… (more…)

The Watermelon Challange

Can you grow crops during the dry season? Yes you can! We embarked on a pretty challenging task. To teach our main four Bible students that they can support themselves off of agriculture, we planted an acre of watermelon during the hottest time of the year and gave them the responsibility of doing the labor, and praying for its sucess.… (more…)

Bible Study in Ateso

It was a little over one year ago that I was sitting in Nairobi waiting on College Hills’ Team to arrive while watching my future husband pass the late hours by translating a simple Bible curriculum into his tribe’s language. After many months of hard work, those deep in the village learning organic farming from our students are now also… (more…)

Farming Class

There is way more to the word “Organic” than I need to know. Yesterday, we learned from Peter about using “liquid gold” fertilizer (I’ll let your imagination fill in the blanks). He and James have been so busy teaching groups in the village about organic farming that we are just now starting class at home. I assume tomorrow’s lesson will… (more…)

Preparing the Soil

Proverbs 6:6-7 “Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest.” How better to spend the dry season than digging raised beds in preparation for the rain? It has been back breaking labor for all of our… (more…)