Sunday, March 15, 2009

Organic farm blossoms in Kenya's largest slum

An old story that someone just brought up again...

"Victor Matioli's organic pumpkins are plump, his coriander aromatic and his spinach 'very soft, sweet, and tasty'. His half-acre farm is a former rubbish dump in the heart of east Africa's biggest slum.

So arresting is the sight of tall sunflowers growing amid the rust-coloured shacks and dirt paths of Kibera that Matioli and his fellow growers have had to put up a 'No photographing' sign to allow them to work in peace. Their reputations - the farmers are all reformed criminals - mean the warning is seldom ignored."

Read more at The Guardian.

There's also a more extensive description of the farm and lots of photos
at Greendreams.

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