Category Archives: Organic Vegetable gardens

Organic Gardening in Burundi

   Morning ‘rush-hour’ from village to the fields.  Water in the left hand, long-handle hoe in the right, baby on the back, and a snack and nappies balanced on the head. Related articles Sorghum Beer in Colonial Burundi and Now … Continue reading

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How to Make an Organic Slurry with Goat Dung, Pt.I

In our organic vegetable gardens we are working to ‘legitimate’ fertilizers that are non-chemical.  By that I mean, through formal extension staff as well as by word-of-mouth, villagers have learned and/or been taught to buy chemical fertilizers in place of … Continue reading

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Mixed Cropping: A Successful Organic Strategy for Small Farmers

Long before Europeans were on the scene, Africans were practicing companion, or mixed cropping (or planting), which is a highly successfully strategy for outwitting many bugs and diseases. However, with the advent of Northern Hemisphere farming methods in which crops … Continue reading

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