Newland Village Farm
Team Vista has purchased a plot of land in the village of Newland, located around half an hour from Moshi.
A house has also been built and after a few unsuccessful attempts to employ a farmer, Team Vista has now given the opportunity to farm to one of our young Team Vista boys, Rama.
Newland is a fast growing community and has now town water on each home. Electricity wiring is now in place, awaiting connection next year.
We also have owe own well, which pumps water up to a holding tank. This tank is used for crop irrigation as well as toilet and shower.
Rama has also built a chicken coop. Ploughing and planting does not usually take place until February and March of each year, however Rama is beginning to 'hand plough' the land and establish crops such as greens, lettuce and tomatoes. The main crop grown is maize although we have also had success with butternut pumpkin, zucchinis and cucumbers.
Rama has two farm dogs to keep him company.