The garden is located in Maria Magdalena Catholic Parish special school, few kilometers away from Thika town, Kiambu county. They have been working in collaboration with local Ngo known as G-BIAK (Grow Biointensive Agriculture Centre of Kenya) and Sustainable Agriculture Slow Food convivium. These handicapped students do not only study in classrooms but also in the garden to gain hands-on experience, especially the sustainable way of growing indigenous food. The school has over one acre of land where a wide range of crops is cultivated, including the following: cabbage, kale, sweet potatoes, cassava, yams, Irish potatoes, carrots, spinach, pig weed, spider weed, back nightshade, millet, sorghum, cow peas, beans, beetroots and other crops. Bananas, tree tomato and strawberries are some fruits that are found on the garden. They also keep poultry for eggs, meat and manure. The fertilization of the garden is done by use of farm yard manure and application of compost made by the students and the patron. Plant extracts, on the other hand, are used for defense and fight against pests and diseases. The harvests are used for the school cafeteria program where some seeds are stored for seeds.
Maria Magdalena Catholic Parish special school, Thika town, Kiambu county