The Alunguli community garden is located in the centre of the Alunguli township, Mabala block, Avenue Unira no. 06, right bank, Kindu town, Maniema province.
The Alunguli community garden consists of 5 active member families, each made up of more than five children.
As far as management is concerned, the site has a president, a secretary and a treasurer. The basic management is collegial: the members consult and decide on the management of 60% of their harvest for direct direct compensation or other, 40% is reserved for coordination.
The Alunguli community garden is a 500m2 rectangular plot.
The garden is planted in land where the cultivatable soil is near a small sporadic stream; the earth is very favourable to growing vegetables. Compost obtained from garbage improves the soil.
As to the climate, the garden is in a tropical zone with two seasons: the rainy season over a 9-month period and the dry season for 3 months.
As to the land, the garden is in clayey, sandy soil.
This site was created by a non-profit association (a.s.b.l.) called “Association des Producteur des Denrées Alimentaires et Pêche d’Alunguli (Alunguli Food And Fish Producer)” acronym ADAPA. It is affiliated with the platform called “Cadre de concertation de développement intégral du Maniema (Consultation framework of integral development of Maniema)” acronym CACODI-MANIEMA; stemming from the framework technique of the CARS Ngo, it puts garden members in contact with Slow Food.
The seeds planted in the garden are diversified. There are chives, aubergines, tomatoes, amaranth, and onions among other vegetables.
The members work every morning and evening watering and tending the site since they all live near it.
Alunguli Township, Mabale block, Kindu town, Maniema province