We finally made it Meru. It was a four hour drive from Nairobi. We stopped and visited a couple of TIST farms and finally got to meet the farmers themselves. The farmers were happy to see us knowing we are trying to learn more about them and market their carbon credits they are selling.
I tried a mango right from the tree and it was amazing. The Mango and avocado trees at this farm not only sequester carbon out of the air to help the environment but provide the farmers with fruit they can sell, replenish the soil and provide food for their families.
has been scarce so I will take more pictures with my phone from now on. But even then the photos don’t seem to be loading every time.
Tomorrow we will be breaking into three groups and heading out to different villages. We will be conducting a survey to find out what the farmers feel are the benefits of having a TIST farm.
We went over the equator today. They say that there is less gravity there. The Kenyans thought is was quite funny that 20 tourists were taking photos at the sign.
Everyone I met so far has been really nice. It’s been a great and tiring experience so far.