Mitons Ecofarm currently has two farms:

  1. Demonstration farm (0.5 acres) in Nyeri.
  2. Upcoming main farm (20 acres) near Mt. Kenya.
  3. We believe in healthy eating through sustaining a farm to supply most of the food requirements.
  4. We farm:
  • Vegetables.
  • Herbs.
  • Mushrooms.

Mushrooms

We also grow mushrooms in our ecofarm. Mushrooms have a pivotal role in human health for its powerful nutrients. They provide many of the nutritional attributes of
fresh produce like vegetables, as well as attributes more commonly found in meat, beans or grains. It is a highly nutritious plant that we also highly encourage families
to consume.

Vegetables and herbs

 

Vegetables and herbs include: Dill, Rosemary, lemon grass, Spanish mint, ginger, parsley, coriander, radish, turnips, carrots, amaranthus, and other green vegetables for salads.

 

 

The farm makes a cocktail special vegetable and herb juices mixed with raw quail eggs, a delicacy they have been using in their healthy lifestyle diet.

 

 

The demonstration farm is a kitchen garden that enjoys the freshest, tastiest and most nutritious vegetables and herbs that the whole family loves to eat. Our easy to follow plans are based on the space available and growing requirements allowing us to get to grips of Mother Nature.

 

 

We plant baby plants or seeds according to season and according to our needs so that the harvest begins as soon as possible and spreads over many months. We use our own organic plants together with organic seeds and plants from our trusted suppliers to quickly achieve supplies throughout the year.

 

 

 

The farm is kept productive and attractive, maintaining biodiversity that encourage natural habitants of the ecosystem. We make compost out of raw vegetable scraps,
untreated grass clippings, garden debris and poultry waste then work into the soil once it’s ready. We rotate crops to thwart disease, interrupt insect cycles and keep the soil chock-full of nutrients.

 

 

 

We select and implement tillage and cultivation practices that maintain or improve the physical, chemical, and biological condition of soil and minimize soil erosion. Crop nutrients and soil fertility are managed through rotations, cover crops, and the application of plant and animal materials.

 

 

 

We use suitable mulch using organic materials to cover the soil, especially around plants to keep down evaporation and water loss, besides adding valuable nutrients to the soil as they decompose. Mulching encourages the growth of soil fauna such as earthworms, preventing soil erosion to some extent and weed control. Green leaf manuring is also carried out using leguminous tree leaves available, like Cariandra and “Maruru”.

 

 

 

MITONS ECOFARM encourages natural farming to let nature play a dominant role to the maximum extent possible. This encourages manual plucking of weeds with minimal soil turning to encourage the soil livestock’s to thrive and naturally occur.

 

 

 

In nature, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and the key to the success of any natural system is diversity. Diversity adds complexity to the farm system lending it greater stability. We encourages making use of available resources for farming activities like composting, mulching etc. They have a symbiotic relationship with the main crop in two ways – manuring and pest control. It is important that nothing on the farm is waste or useless. Greater integration or diversity also calls for better
management.