The garden is located in Namuyenje village, Mukono district, central Uganda. The garden has 50 pupils working on it with 25 boys and 25 girls. In this garden the crops grown are cabbages, “dodo” (amaranth), “sukuma wiki” (collard greens), sweet potatoes, peas and corn. Crop rotation together with the use of ash and onions are the methods applied against diseases. The soil fertility is improved thanks to the application of manure that the students bring from their homes. To control soil erosion students use cover crops and mulching. The major source of water, hence water use and management are key to their training since most of the crops depend on the rain. is rainwater The pupils work in the garden and eat what they harvest. The garden is also used as a learning center for the children. Students transfer this knowledge to their home gardens. There is a need to train the pupils in agronomy in order to reduce pests and disease in the garden.
Namuyenje Village, Mukono district, central Uganda
Moses Buule Kizito