Global Landscapes Forum; Here is why, as a youth, you should be part of it.

From the coral limestone isle of golden sand beaches,(Barbados), to the home of the Table Mountains (South Africa), and the world’s largest mangrove forest (India), we were invigorated by a passion to conserve and restore degraded landscapes and the desire to be Landscape Leaders, we thus united on the 29th of November in Bonn, Germany….

Why do we drink with livestock from the same sand well?

Today, the World is celebrating world water day, and the residents of Ngunini village in Kitui County, have very little to celebrate about the day.  Water is a human right that is supposed to be accessible to everyone regardless of their race or geographical location.   To these residents, it  is a resource that seldom…

Ondiri Wetland:The unsung natural hero

25km to the west of Nairobi, in Kikuyu town, lies a  quacking gem at 2000m above sea level.This gem is Ondiri wetland.Covered by aquatic plants, rushes, papyrus and water grass ,it is an underground water source for Kikuyu Springs which provides water to Nairobi City and Kikuyu town residents. Despite playing such an important ecological…

Miyawaki method:growing a forest in 3 years.

Do you have a piece of degraded land and are keen to transform into a beautiful green ecosystem buzzing with biodiversity? Do you own a home in urban  area and would love to grow trees within your compound? Are you an architect and would love to incorporate some greenery into your designs. Look no more!…

Fare thee well Gillian

Today,one of the fundamental people who shaped my career in environmental conservation is being laid to rest.Never known pain so deep that it dries the tear glands and crushes the spirit. A kind hearted,polite lady with a charming smile that warmed up our office in Karara. A lover of nature,kids and most importantly God.”Claire,shall we…

Uganda bans plastic bags for the second time.

In a statement read on his behalf on World environment day 2018, President Museveni noted that the continued manufacture, use and poor disposal practices associated with plastics have added to the accumulation of the hazardous materials in the environment. For the second time, the Ugandan President banned the use of the plastic bags and ordered…

Machakos farmers go organic.

To the west of Nairobi, sits a beautiful, hilly, semi-arid county. It is named after Masaku wa Munyeti, an Akamba chief. Welcome to Machakos home to Iveti hills. It is a radiant Thursday morning, my colleagues and I are here for three days to visit the farms of some of the farmers I trained last…

Tephrosia vogelli;the wonder pesticide tree.

Environmental and health concerns arising from the widespread farm use of chemicals in the form of fertilizers,insecticides and pesticides are leading farmers to embrace the use of natural remedies which present minimal residue problems on crops. One such remedy is Tephrosia vogelli. Image courtesy of Flora of Zimbabwe Also known as the fish-poison-tree or the…