The young men and women of this garden came together in 2007 to form a group with the vision of working and pulling resources together to come out of poverty. They started by forming a revolving fund among themselves. This helped them get capital and set up small businesses individually.
They joined the Smart Initiative project in 2009. Smart Initiative is a local organisation that trains farmers in kitchen gardening, composting, agroforestry, microcredit, and preservation of local products. It does this by engaging farmers in trainings, workshops and exchange programmes.
The crops that are grown in their half-acre garden include bananas, maize, kale, nightshade, jute plant, groundnuts, soybeans, and amaranth. Most of these vegetables were introduced by Smart Initiative from other regions as the members of this group had never before practised agriculture since they were nomads.
Their future plans are to increase biodiversity, plant more vegetables to sustain them, sell the surplus for income, and establish a tree nursery and poultry operation.
Tartar village, Lityei sub location, Kishaunet location, West Pokot District in West Pokoti County