This is a training college for primary teachers located in Boroboro central village, Boroboro west parish, Adekokwok sub-county in the Lira district, northern Uganda. The garden involves 44 people, including 22 males and 22 females. It was started on March 14th 2015 on a flat piece of land, which is divided into four plots for an effective management of the garden. The main crops grown are maize, cabbages and tomatoes. Traditional maize is grown in the wet season and traditional tomatoes are grown during the dry season. Composting is the main method used to enrich the soil, while planting on ridges as the main way to control soil erosion. Watering cans are used for irrigation during the dry seasons. There is need to create a fence around the garden to avoid the attacks from community animals, which cause heavy losses when they eat the crops. The main pests are grasshoppers, and it is necessary to control them with ecological systems, since they are food for people, yet pest for the crops. The students eat part of the harvest and the rest is preserved to obtain the seeds for the following season, hence reducing the cost of seeds to be bought. The garden is also used as a teaching tool for agricultural students and other science subjects taught at the college.
Boroboro Village, Boroboro west parish, Adekokwok sub-county, Lira district
Oketcho Godfrey Haya