The Kokolo secondary school is in Bandalungwa, one of the municipalities of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The school garden in 2,000 m² and is farmed by 50 young students led by two teachers. Many local plants are farmed, such as amaranth, potatoes, sorrel, black nightshade (whose berries are eaten) and peas. In order to protect plants from diseases, natural remedies are used, such as the extract of tithonia leaves. Half of the harvest is used to pay the garden guardian and prepare meals for the tasting days organized by the school. The other half is sold to support the enrollment of students and buy the necessary tools.
Kokolo school, municipality of Bandalungwa, Kinshasa