5th May-Permaculture Day!!
With great desire plus love Very Edible Gardens Uganda-VEGU has towards seeing communities with great and enough fruits, VEGU decided on the “Permaculture day” to go out and give a green offer which was planting a few fruit trees.
So 5th May being Permaculture Day, this is what VEGU did as a way of making their Permaculture day too more special and great. We suggested giving this day’s green offer to somebody and our dearest mum-Mrs.Sserwanga Ritah our former Kiwanga Home Administrator. And we were to hold it at Namugongo where she lives. After suggesting what to be done and to whom it should be offered, VEGU had to hear from her about the suggestion that we had came up with.
Our dearest mum was so excited with VEGU’s suggestion and welcomed VEGU while saying, “She was always waiting for such a day when his boys-the Permaculturist would share some permaculture implementation/design or ideas with her”.
Here VEGU go, 0n 5th early in the morning; Charles, Sharon, Brian, Beth gathered at Kiwanga where Nyeromeister bases. We kept around; shared times with her, planted trees that we went along with which we had referred to as a “Green Gift” as it is part of going food forest hence sustainable via adding fruit trees in our communities, had lunch with her too.
Details of the fruits;
We went along with four grafted fruit trees (two mangifera indica and two Citrus; Orange and Tangero) and the fifth one was a non-grafted-Guava (Psidium guajava).
-Mangifera indica (Edwards) is a grafted varieties and starts fruiting from 2⅟₂-3 years. It produces great fruits and is good for making juice.
-Citrus silensis includes Tangero and orange.
-Psidium guajava is local specie but bears amazing fruits. This native Guava don’t take long, 3-4 years is enough for a guava to start bearing fruits.
So VEGU shared the little they had with their lovely mum and the family at large; we had fun with the family and that is how VEGU celebrated the Permaculture Day-2013!!