Seeds For Uganda
Sustainable gardening and food security are our main concern, as well as teaching and involving more people, for a better future.
The grassroots helpers
We carry out our activities at a local level, in the homes of our neighbors.
This is a necessity in a country which lacks many educational opportunities.
We are highly motivated to learn from each other and want to adapt to the risks of climate change in our communities.
We need to educate and prepare our neighbours for the upcoming climate change affecting all of us.
A lot of households in our country suffer from hunger and poverty.
We still have a lot to do and change many things.
In order to mobilize and motivate people, they first have to understand what is at stake.
To change this situation, it is important to integrate our poor in the first place with education, into a system adapted to their living conditions. This is the only way to protect the people and our crops from excessive heat, caused by climate change, and avoid even more hunger and suffering.
We are currently running a school-, climate change-, and food security project at our local elementary school, financed through donations by our supporters.
Any help is welcome. You can help with your donation here:
Village Gardens – “Plastic Bottle Gardens”
Out of necessity (lack of funds) we found a solution for enclosing the house gardens to protect them from the use of many stray pets. Not the best solution when it comes to avoiding environmentally unfriendly plastic, but still, until funding for environmentally friendly materials it helps produce more vegetables.
So far we have established some perched gardens in village areas where we have planted turmeric, cassava, eggplant, banana, sunflower, cabbage, tomato and fruit trees where possible. Basically, plants that should be used as a basic food source in every household. Before they think about selling anything at the local market, they should be able to support their own family. Every household, large or small, should have a small garden to feed the family. If there were more land for farming, the extra crop could be sold to neighbors or at the local market to improve one’s income a bit.
The demonstration “plastic bottle gardens” at Mother Kevin did well with veggies. Unfortunately, due to lack of funds, we have not been able to obtain logs and strings for the resumption of this ongoing project. The school had promised to help, but today we were told that only a few children were able to pay the tuition and many others were not and that the whole place would be filled with many gardens for each class next year. So we are urgently looking for donors to be able to help these families.
You can help with your donation.
We are giving out fruit tree seedlings and vegetable seeds to the poor and training them in the basics of regenerative agriculture and forest gardening at household level, in rural areas.
To alleviate hunger and poverty in the communities, more households should be trained. Typically, households in urban areas find little or no space for gardening, and as more food comes from rural areas, more households need to be involved in increasing the productivity of food in their own gardens for family consumption and selling on the local market to improve the standard of living for all.
Seeds for Uganda have not previously been able to purchase land for demonstration activities and currently Prossy Namande runs a demonstration garden on her late father’s land where she and community members come together to learn how to mitigate and adapt to climate change . The garden is only half an acre and is an example of regenerative agriculture and forest gardening.
Meanwhile, we have set up lots of high raised gardens in urban areas planting turmeric, cassava, eggplant, bananas, sun flowers, collards, tomatoes and fruit trees, where possible. Basically, crops that everyone in a household should have and use as a basic source of alimentation. Before thinking about selling in the local marketplace, they should be able to feed the family.
A little garden every household, small or big, should have to feed the family.
If there is more ground for agriculture, the additional harvest could be sold to increase the small income.
Education and schooling for the young, disabled and orphans
We try to care for those vulnerable kids in our community, who need support to start school. Many are looking forward to recovering from the covid 19 damage that left many challenges in poor households. Few children are able to get all the basics: food, shelter, medical help, and others have to struggle for work. Many of them have no chance and keep staying at home, not visiting school because of missing funds needed to pay school fees and learning materials. Children should be given the first priority to keeping in school, teaching them professional skills like gardening, mechanics, poultry, as they grow up. All this is possible, but without help from supporters, nothing will change fast enough to avoid catastrophic changes.
Project beneficiaries: children – orphans – starving