The St. Kizito Banda school garden aims to teach students to love agriculture and respect the environment by protecting the rich biodiversity in their community. The garden is used to organically cultivate local and traditional crops such as sweet potato, maize, saaga, passionfruit, matooke, groundnuts, bugga and eggplant. The hill-side garden has been designed to conserve soil and water following heavy rains; no artificial fertilizers and pesticides are used; and liquid manure and compost production are managed by the pupils and teacher who coordinates the garden. The garden highlights disappearing local and traditional food or plant species to the students and creates awareness among the greater community of the advantages of growing locally available plants that are adapted to the climatic and soil conditions in the northern Lake Victoria crescent.
Banda village, Nakisunga Subcounty, Mukono District