Compost Training at Mnyokane hosted by Eswatini Organica

In the serene parts of Maguga, PELUM member organizations participated in a compost training at Mnyokane aimed at improving their knowledge on compost making and the different legume species that improve soil fertility that were labeled across the farm.

Fig 1.1: Legume Species

Member organizations’ representatives came in their numbers and as far as Big Bend to attend the compost-making tutorial with resources that are readily available in their households. The training kicked off with a tour around the farm followed by practical hands-on step-by-step training by Mr. John Weatherson from Eswatini Organica. The training also included lessons on how to plant seeds and make your own seedlings instead of relying on commercial seedlings.

Fig 1.2: Compost Making Material

The practicals included compost making, worm farming, utilising worm tea, and how to plant seedlings using available resources. The participants noted that the training was quite informative and that the practical approach made it easier to grasp the concepts.

At the end of the training, each participant received a goodie bag which included seeds and a plant which they were urged to plant in their respective communities.