Located in Omorio Village, Serere District, the ITEAA Slow Food community garden was launched in 2011. It started with crops of sweet potatoes, sunflowers, tomatoes and oranges, an apiary with two traditional beehives and five modern beehives, and local poultry kept in a semi-free range system. Future activities will include the establishment of traditional vegetable gardens to grow varieties such as ebbo, ecadoi and emarakwang; cultivation of millet, a staple food in Uganda that is also used in local beer production; and the sourcing and saving of traditional seeds. Challenges identified in the early stages that will be assisted by the Thousand Gardens project are a lack of adequate agricultural knowledge and skills among the participants (6 guys and 2 girls); inadequate farm tools and equipment; absence of fencing and water harvesting and storage facilities.
Omorio village, Kyere Subcounty, Serere District