The garden is managed by 15 members of the Isata Kai family, who live in Temgewabu in Bo district, in the southern region of Sierra Leone. Many indigenous varieties are grown: onions, jakatu (small yellow African eggplant), okra, sweet potato, chili pepper, maize, hodi (a fuchsia flower whose seeds are edible). The garden is surrounded by fruit trees like mango, tombo and banana. To fertilize the ground they use a compost made from a mix of ash, goat and chicken manure and kitchen waste. The group uses a mix of ash and chili pepper to act against pathogenic agents.
Village Temgewabu, Bo district