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Jon Vid
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I have aprox 40 acres in Kenya, coastal area that I would like to develop. I am interested in organic and sustainability, but I am open minded. Do you have inputs or ideas that would help.
 
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Howdy Jon, welcome to permies!
Could you tell us a little more about your place?

Any water, creeks, rivers?

What type of ground? Sandy, deep loam etc. Hills or flat?

What types of plants?

Pictures would help too.
 
Evelyn Libal
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We are located in coastal kenya and have started developing a permaculture farm. You can call us at 0729242492 or email us at growingfutureskenya@gmail.com and check out our blog at http://growingfutureskenya.blogspot.com/2014/11/farm-cycles-for-profit.html We would love to network with you
 
Henry Ikeme
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You can make it an integrated farm, just like songhai farm in Benin replublic.
 
Dale Hodgins
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I think it is wise that you are making use of the compost  that the city provides.

Many Kenyan farms have had good luck with fish farming.

Tilapia and other fish that are low on the food chain,  could fit in nicely with your vegetable operation.

If you are able to access high-protein restaurant scraps or carion,  you could consider Nile perch or some sort of catfish.
 
Evelyn Libal
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Our valley floods so we want to try making a series of ponds to lower the water level for our vegetable garden once we have the capitol to do so. Once the ponds are in place we can see how the water flows and if stocking them would be viable. We have already dug one pond up by the house to catch water for our dwarf mango orchard. We just need to wait for it to rain to stock it! I also have this crazy idea of building rain barrel terrace and stocking it with fish and later using the water for irrigation. Please wish us luck/send us some good energy on securing funding so we can make it real!
 
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