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BEYOND NORMAL – the climate change Challenge!!

The challenge – Plant trees at ANY Time Of The Year and ensure 100% success rate growth through commitment to see them grow.

This was not the first primary school to take up the challenge in makueni..

The last primary school has achieved a 100% tree growth success rate, the challenge for others is to meet this standard set by their colleague’s in kilome.We hear a lot of..” this is the wrong type of tree to grow here” or ” how can you plant trees at this time of the year”? Well for the children – some other child has done it, therefore failure is the adult near them Not giving them a chance to prove that they can do it too..And as a bonus, this tree planting included a special guest ‘ Africa’s First blind African to Climb the world tallest free standing mountain , as well as Africa’s tallest – Mt. Kilimanjaro – Blind!! Mr Douglas..This event was supported by Community adventure guides Partners – summit seekers, kenya environmental network, kithangathini youth tree nursary, parents, teacher’s, the board and the ever enthusiastic pupils at kituiuni primary!!

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What do you see..

What do you see… ¬©Muoki Kioko 2019

Somewhere in kilome..

Strange crucifix tree..

Enjoying picnics in kilome..

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Great views, Super FRESH Air!! and steamed goat meat from Ksh400 a kilo – beat that!!

Caterpillar Easter

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This Easter was ‘caterpillar Easter’
Caterpillars, caterpillars and more caterpilars…Mother’s carrying babies first inspected you to ensure you had no caterpillars on your clothing before allowing you to handle their babies

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What species of butterfly/moth were these and why Soooo many!!?

Cactus Fruit & Food’s kilome (part 1)

Classified as ‘invasive’ this plant that thrives in drylands is of economic importance for those in the know.

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Cactus veggie pies like these that provide superb morning tea snacks whether travelling or at home at a fraction of cost of similar snacks.

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Similar to ‘Okra’ in characteristics its also used for soups in Southern America’s and the southern states of US.

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and provides a superb breakfast meal when mixed with eggs. (will provide recipe in part 2)

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And just in case you were doubting existence of such meals locally in kilome – here’s a mini cactus pizza I was mmmh.. as I prepared this article.
So what do others say about this

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Plant?

Kilome’s ‘Bunny Face’ spiders

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Over time weirder and interesting things turn up in Kilome like this spider with a mischievous looking ‘bunny face’

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