The school enrolls 1050 pupils in total. Classes from primary 2 to primary 4 participate in garden activities with 30 pupils (15 are girls). The garden is part of the three hectares piece of school land reserved for agriculture purposes where they grow crops like maize, cassava, egg plants, and beans. The seeds are brought by the pupils from their homes and few are bought from the community markets and agro-shops. Organic manure from cows and dry plant materials are used to fertilize the garden and the water used for irrigation is manually collected by the pupils from the boreholes in the community. The pupils actively participate in activities like digging, weeding, planting and harvesting of the food when ready. The harvest is eaten locally during school meals for enhancing the pupils diet. The surplus is sold to the community members in the Slow Food Earth Market which is held every after two weeks on Fridays (Manafwa Earth Market). The dry spell, pests and diseases, farm inputs are some of the challenges faced by the garden: local knowledge overcomes some of them.
Area: Otweotai village, Banya parish, Amach sub-county, Lira District, Northern Uganda