Rufaro Makamure wrote:I have been enquiring a lot on why millet and sorghum are not popular since they are drought resistant and indigenous plants. The reason why maize meal overtook the two is because of ease in processing corn into mealie meal. There is also more time needed during its growing especially when keeping birds away. It is still being grown but mostly for brewing beer, maybe I will be able to get the processing of sorghum and millet and share this. If we are lucky we will get some from the market for the chickens and successful use could be a good enough reason for planting it in our field and its availability will make its use in our home limitless.
Our roses have not been flowering and I added water amounts now it's a matter of time till we see flowers
Kristina Raza wrote:I love this thread and what you are doing!
It may take a generation but you have a hidden weapon that will make it so much easier to change the minds of those that are negative.
You have a school full of students! They will soak up everything like sponges and soon they will be teaching their families permaculture and defending the trees for you.
I would love to come teach there!
Rufaro Makamure wrote:
We are using the cob( the part that remains after shelling), for making fire for heating up our bathing water and we will use the ash for our compost. In addition to maize we got almost 3kg of beans from the same field. /quote]
Fantastic! These are all great practices. I know we've mentioned this before, but this makes me wonder what sort of perennials you could plant to provide your own mulch. You'd be that much closer to closing the fertility circle and being sustainable.