I am struggling to plant up in the organic demonstration gardens in our Ghana P.O.V.I. Initiative – because …..
We can not gain easy access to heritage seed – we can find treated, hybrid, GMO anything and I can grow it organically but it won’t be ‘organic’ produce!
I am appealing to all and any who might have some supplies to help us out – ideally, of course, I need a West African source as the mailing and importation issues are somewhat of a challenge.
We are interested in growing any variety of the following crops: Tomato, carrot, chili pepper, okra and cabbage.
Ad-lib dance to the Compost – in Novrongo – Upper east region – Ghana. October 2016.
The first field school training for local farmers in our attempt to lure them towards sustainable organic farming experimentation and away from costly dependency on chemical fertilizers.
Since I arrived in September the progress is that:
I have made five site visits in the field, supervised two composting station layouts and the initial construction of one, visited and observed/recorded our two demonstration Farm/Garden sites and started all the planning and educational materials for the now defined and ‘plotted’ : Procom Organic Vegetable Initiative (P.O.V.I.)
I have also visited old friends at the basket-makers co-operative and gotten dragged into building cobbed rocket-stove cookers in one nearby village.
Thanks to the support from you all