My UK Home Gardening Experience #Activ8Agric


    #FamilyGarden #HomeGardening #SustainableAgriculture  #TheActivators


    I learnt a great lesson while spending some time in my uncle’s home garden. I had the opportunity to see how the Braeburn Apple grows and how we can start growing fresh fruits just in our backyard garden. Growing garden fruits has lots of advantages for the family which in turn has lots of sustainable gain. Some of the advantages are; opening interest in sustainable agriculture, access to freshly grown fruits, cost savings measures on fruits budget for the home and the opportunity to teach our children the practical concept of growing fruits because lots of our children don’t even know the source of the fruits they eat. I give kudos to my Uncle’s family for this great interest in home gardening.

    This is a great call to start something around your house. This is a great opportunity for most African homes, what are we doing with the abandoned garden spaces around our homes where we spent lots of money weeding or pollute the soil with herbicides? A garden can be a sustainable measure that will lead to sustainable gain. Think of how much you spend on fruits in stores and sometimes we feel sluggish about going to stores to buy fruits because of the distance.


    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Support: Goal 2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

    Good African Example

    Credit: Pinterest

    Peter Wambugu is a 60 years old Kenyan pasionate farmer who took the challenge to grow about eight varieties of apples out of the 7000 species of apples available.

    He grows the apples on his 20-acre farm land in Ihwa village in Nyeri County of Kenya. My worry is this, where are the young apple farmers in Africa?

    Some facts about Braeburn Apple

    The ‘Braeburn’ is a cultivar of apple that is firm to the touch with a red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. Its color intensity varies with different growing conditions (Wikipedia)


    Braeburn Apple is the UK’s most popular eating apple variety by far and it will easily grow and flourish superbly in your garden! (YouGarden)

    Braeburn Apple was the first of the new wave of bi-colored supermarket apple varieties, and re-established the importance of flavor in commercial apples.


    Species: Malus domestica

    Parentage: Lady Hamilton x Unknown

    Originates from: New Zealand

    Introduced: 1950

    Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1008

    UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1974-357

    Visit here for more details (orangepippin)

    Website links on apple cultivation


    Growing Apple Trees From Seed

    Before: Enjoying Fresh  Apple the Garden
    After: Enjoyed fresh and nutritious Apple from the Garden







    Ireti Emmanuel Adesida
    Agricultural Communicator/Development Consultant

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