Already introduced at the exhibition at this year’s IPM Essen trade fair, Germany, David Austin’s new varieties Effie, Ella and Eugenie are now in production at Alexandra Farms to use in [...]
“Uhuru, which means “freedom” in the Kiswahili language, is situated on the northern slopes of Mt Kenya near the town of Timau. The farm is at an altitude of 2600m above sea level, making it one of the highest rose farms in Kenya.
“The high altitude combined with the latitude (Uhuru is just a few kilometers from the equator) mean that the roses grow slowly, producing much bigger flower heads. And the high ultraviolet radiation gives the roses brighter, more vibrant colors. “
“Uhuru has a small but experienced management team led by Ivan Freeman, who has been growing roses in this area of Kenya since 1998. Their aim is to produce consistent high quality cut roses with large head size, excellent vase life and presentation.”
Uhuru currently has 12 hectares of roses grown using modern production techniques and equipment. Use of integrated pest management and proposed investment in renewable power supply ensures the smallest possible environmental footprint possible. “
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“The farm is at an altitude of 2600m above sea level, making it one of the highest rose farms in Kenya.
“The location of Uhuru just a few kilometers from the equator means that the roses bloom all year round, ensuring their customers of a consistent supply.”
“Uhuru has currently 12 hectares of roses grown using modern production techniques and equipment.
Use of integrated pest management and proposed investment in renewable power supply ensures that the farms has the smallest possible environmental footprint.
Solar panels at the Uhuru Farm
This is an aerial photo from 2013 of the 72kw solar electricity generating plant that is being installed on the pack house roof of Uhuru.”
“Power from the sun…
These 72kw solar electricity generating panels will be enough to supply around 80% of the electricity requirements further reducing the carbon footprint”
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