Gilgil township community garden is located in Gilgil town, 3km from the Gilgil central district, Nakuru county. Gilgil Township Primary School donated the land, which makes it an important garden learning center both for the community and for students. The group consists of 25 members (7 men and 18 women) who attend the local adult learning program to improve their writing and reading skills. They cultivate a number of crops that include: cabbage, kale, black nightshade, amaranth, yams, potatoes, cassava, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and spider weed. Manure obtained from the group members is used for nourishing the soil. They have started making natural pesticides from mexican marigold, nettles, onions, and pepper to help in the fight against pests that pose a major challenge in their gardening activities. Harvests are shared amongst the members, while some are sold in the local market, the income from which is used to finance some of the group activities.
Gilgil Township, Gilgil sub-county, Nakuru county