The school is in the Lira district, Oswina division, Kichope parish, Kichope ward. The school garden was first started on 18th April 2015. It is located on a slope and is divided into four plots, so as to maximize the use of the land. The garden has 30 active members, with 15 males and 15 females. The main crops that are grown are tomatoes, onions and vegetables. They are grown throughout the year, with the help of watering cans during the dry season. The garden has a seedbed, which is an important source of the seedlings grown in the garden. Soil fertility is ensured with the application of compost manure. Erosion is controlled by planting the crops across the slope, hence reducing the speed of water, which washes the soil away. The major source of water is a borehole, used for irrigation during dry periods to supplement rainwater. The school garden is surrounded by a fence and this makes it hard for the animals to access the garden. The garden’s produce is eaten at the school, and this helps reducing the school food budget. Since food is picked from the garden and immediately cooked, post-harvest losses are reduced. The garden is used as a learning centre for the children, and the extra income gained from selling the surplus is used to buy equipment to support the garden project. The school has some difficulty in producing manure, it is therefore necessary to train the children on how to make manure to improve the productivity of the land.
Lira district, Oswina division, Kichope parish and Kichope ward