Kambala Secondary School is a church-sponsored organization mixed day school located in Molo sub location, Molo location, Molo division, Molo constituency in Nakuru county. It has a total population of 434 girls, all of whom are boarders. The garden sits on an area of 600 m2. The garden involves 30 students from form three (aged between 16 and 18 years old) who are part of the school’s agricultural and research club. Through the garden the students gain hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture, food and the environment. Though the garden already existed before the school’s introduction to Slow Food’s 10,000 Gardens in Africa project, the school was not aware of sustainable agricultural practices but they are gradually converting to fully embrace the Slow Food philosophy of good, clean and fair food. The school has been specializing in the cultivation of kale for the school-feeding program but they have since diversified to include cabbage, spinach, peas, coriander, amaranth and beans. The school keeps four cows for milk production and for the provision of manure for the garden. They also have a compost pit where kitchen waste is transformed into compost for the farm. Through various training sessions organized in the framework of the Slow Food gardens project, the patron has gained insight on natural ways of fighting pests and diseases. These methods will be applied in the school garden to ensure that the students have access to healthy food.
Molo sub location, Molo location, Molo division, Molo constituency, Nakuru county