Tag Archives: Organic

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…)

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

If any of you drive by our compound and see my husband hugging an enormous bag of rotten cabbage, know that we have not lost our minds. We are composting! Why? Because our students want to turn our compound into a demonstration ground where local believers suffering from famine in nearby villages can come and learn how to grow large… (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…)