Category Archives: CEFA/Ag

CEFA farm haps!

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CEFA farm haps! Fruits.

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Workers and music

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go,…  except they’re not singing the seven dwarves’ song, they’re listening to some cuhrazy music on their phones.  Seems like music helps us get the job done, giving us energy and

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Village visit

Roy was able to go with Nadege and Benoit to a nearby village to help the ag co-op there measure out placement for planting their coffee plants.  This particular co-op is doing very well and is a great example of

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Cinnamon

Last week CEFA harvested cinnamon for the first time.  You are supposed to be able to harvest after 2 year’s growth, but this first bunch has rather thin bark.  It definitely has a very strong cinnamon aroma though, and after

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The ag work just keeps on

Whether it’s grafting,

seeing new blossoms that mean fruit in the future (this is a very different cola nut tree),

planting a coconut tree with tithonia leaves all around it to deter termites’ destruction,

Roy and Alexandre, the farm manager,

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Chickens

We are finally adding to the chicken project, hoping to get it going well again, and these are the new members of the chicken coop.   From coop to co-op is the ultimate goal!

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CEFA’s future

CEFA’s contract workers are having meetings to brainstorm about the future of the farm and extension work.  Funding will most likely be there through 2020, and they must dream big into this next phase.  They are bringing in income from

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May 1st was Labor Day

Yes, it was 2 weeks ago, but we did celebrate Labor Day with the CEFA employees.  We had a nice meal and Roy gave a quick but very encouraging talk.  Oh, how I love gozo!!  Some years they have a

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Roy the farmer, always ready to go go go!

The guy doesn’t sit still!  Well, except when he’s doing a puzzle, and I think that is more to get satisfaction out putting a mess in order, when life’s messes can’t be put in order.  Roy is ready to plant,

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