Agriculture
Seje | Kenya

Agriculture Project

Agriculture Project - Seje - Kenya
In progress
Project Status
In progress

The goal is to develop a self-sustaining garden with the community providing the labor on a rotational basis. Four acres near the Yala river will be leased for the location of the community garden. The garden will have an irrigation system to produce maize, tomatoes, kale, cabbage, onions, beans and watermelons to sell in the market. As well, the garden will provide an opportunity to teach new farming techniques to use.

Selected adults of children attending His Blessing School will be required to work one day a week for four hours. Grade 6/7/8 will also be working on the farm once a week as part of their school curriculum.

Latest update

Work Continues

Despite the continuing drought in the region, and because of the investment in irrigation, the Seje Community garden continues to produce vegetables. The garden has been invaded by wild dogs, hippos have ranged around the edges and the seasonal flooding of the Yala have all hampered progress, but the project continues to grow and produce.

Some fencing had to be repaired this year, and Farm Manager Sam has moved on to a new job; Pastor Bonn is now managing the project with the help of the women of the community.

Now that the irrigation is up and running the team is planning to grow the vegetables in the 'off season' when there is more demand and the returns on investment will be greater.

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