Tag Archives: Organics 4 Orphans

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…)

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…)

Staying Disease Free

Our students returned from the agricultural training in Kenya last week. After one month of fasting from everything except raw vegetables, they have been declared “disease free.” To be quite honest, they look pretty healthy!  We have many exciting medicinal plants laying around our house now waiting to be planted and have also been blessed with bags of nutrient dense… (more…)

Organics 4 Orphans

We spoke to James and Peter last night over the phone. We sent them off to Kenya around one week ago for a very intense agricultural training with “Organics 4 Orphans.” The training covers much about nutrition, medicinal plants, and how to educate villagers in an effort to fight starvation–which is a problem in their villages. They have been enjoying… (more…)