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Farm Profiles: Grace Rock Farm, Professional small scale farming in practice.

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Farm Location: Limuru, Kenya

Climate: Limuru is warm and temperate,Rainfall in Limuru is 1263mm on average annually .  The temperature here averages 19 °C. see more details on Limuru weather here

Farm size: 3 acres

Source of water: Borehole

Farm activities under taken:

  1. Commercial Nursery services (capsicums, brocolli, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, spinach  among others on prior booking). The farm is registered by Horticultural Crops Directorate of Kenya as a Horticultural Nursery and Mother block thus providing professional services in germination and nursery care for seedlings of different variety of crops.
  2. Strawberry (Chandler variety) propagation, cultivation and packaging ready for the market. The strawberries are grown outdoors under drip irrigation and covered using nets during the harvesting period to prevent pests from eating the ready fruits.
  3. Tomato, capsicum, pepino melon,   propagation, cultivation and sales. Tomatoes and capsicums are grown in green houses while pepino melons are grown outdoors.
  4. The farm offers exposure and learning experience to upcoming and experienced farmers  and tourists on specific days. See form below if you may be interested to visit.

Good farming practices at the farm:

  1. Mulching is practiced open field straw berries to prevent water loss through evaporation.
  2. Drip irrigation both in greenhouses and open field are practiced. see more details on Drip irrigation here
  3. Controlled environment is observed in greenhouses. Disinfectants are used at entry points to prevent crop diseases’ spread.
  4. Organized management and efficient plant care schedules through out the season.
  5. Standard, well maintained green house structures, drip irrigation system and storage points.

Management:

The farm has a company like organizational structure led by a farm manager who oversees all activities in the farm  with the help of casual labourers all who have assigned and timely goals through out the season. The farm manager directly reports to the owner of the farm.

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