The school is a private institution that is located in Molo town, Nakuru county. It has a total population of 313 students (187 girls, 126 boys between 14 and 15 years of age). The ½ acre garden involves 45 students (30 boys 15 girls) who are part of the school’s agricultural club. Through the garden, the students gain hands-on knowledge on sustainable agriculture, food and the environment. The school was introduced to Slow Food in 2015 after participating in an environmental clean-up day organized by Slow Food Kenya and Slow Food Youth Network Kenya to commemorate World Environmental Day. They became interested and have been involved in Slow Food activities ever since. The crops grown include cabbage, kale, onions and maize. They carry out rainwater harvesting for school needs as well as supplemental irrigation. Farmyard manure and compost, on the other hand, is used for fertilizing the soil. Though pests and diseases remain a major challenge, the patron and students were trained on natural ways of fighting diseases and pests. All the produce is absorbed in the school-feeding program. More crops will be introduced in the garden to increase diversity, which will go a long way in minimizing the effects of pests and diseases.
Molo Town, Nakuru county