Bishop Ndingi Primary School is a private mixed primary day school located in Kuresoi location, Kamara division, Mau Summit constituency in Nakuru county. It has a total population of 700 pupils (320 boys and 380 girls). The Slow Food garden covers an area of 625 m2 and is managed by a group of 30 pupils (15 boys and 15 girls). It is located on a flat piece of land that is located behind the classrooms. The students are united in the school’s 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. The students have an hour everyday to work on the garden but the activities are synchronized with the school calendar to ensure that they do not interfere with the school’s timetable. Traditionally, the school specialized in the cultivation of maize but after the training on the Slow Food 10,000 Gardens in Africa Project they diversified to include beetroots, carrots, kale, onions, spinach, spider weed, amaranth and pumpkins. Farmyard manure is used for soil fertilization in addition to compost that is prepared at the school using kitchen and plant scraps.
Kuresoi Location, Kamara division, Mau Summit constituency in Nakuru county