Kenya: Residents invest in tree, flower nurseries to earn a living

Residents of Gesonso in Kisii County have started investing in trading plant seedlings as a way of generating income to earn a living.

Plant seedling traders started planting assorted types of trees and flowers in nurseries for sale after they discovered that people value environment beautification yet they do not have the ready sources they need to plant on their premises.

According to Mr Dennis Ombongi who owns a variety of flower and tree nurseries at Gesonso Junction, starting a flower or tree nursery is one of the easiest economic activities that one can undertake as a source of livelihood, so long as one is situated at a place with constant access to customers.

“You only need small nylon bags, good soil, water and a site where customers can easily access the plant seedlings,” Ombongi said

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