The school is located in Baraka village, Kuresoi North sub-county, Nakuru county. It has a population of 325 boys with 25 involved in the garden project. The boys are members of the schools 4K club. The four k’s of the 4K Club stand for: Kuungana (unite), Kufanya (act together), Kusaida (help), Kenya. Through the club the students do practical activities in the garden, learn the importance of making a conscious choice about quality food and learn to respect biodiversity. The activities show the students the sustainability of organic agriculture and help them develop organizational and leadership skills. All the boys involved in the project are from class five to seven ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old. They produced only kale due to water shortage but with support from Slow Food they have started diversifying the crops grown in their ½ piece of garden to include spinaches, pumpkins, carrots, cabbage, maize, beans, peas, amaranth and coriander. They use farmyard manure for soil fertilization and buy some natural pesticides from a neighboring farmer who specializes in their production. The harvests are used for supplementing the school-feeding program and some of it is sold as seeds.
Baraka Village, Kuresoi North sub-county, Nakuru county