Tag Archives: Farming

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…)

Becoming Organic and Healthy

I have to admit, becoming an organic gardener takes much more patience and hard work than I expected. Before raise beds can go up and seeds can be placed in the ground, we need compost. Compost requires mulch (dry material), green material, and manure, and after collecting it, an additional 6 weeks to decompose. But our students hard work is… (more…)

Sukuma Wiki

  Sukuma Wiki is a very common meal in Kenya and literally means “stretch the week.” My understanding behind the name is that it’s a cheap meal and therefore makes the grocery budget last. In my opinion, Mattaw’s house moms make the best Sukuma Wiki in town. Part of their secret is their little hidden garden over the fence and down the… (more…)

The Shamba

My room mates and I have become friends with a number of locals in Kitale. One of them is James, who is a local vegetable grower. We get vegetables from him, and he sometimes has dinner with us. I had noticed that the last few times he was visiting, he would mysteriously disappear for 30 minutes at a time.  To unravel the… (more…)