We have started sustainable gardens using an innovative agricultural technique called “vertical gardens.”
Behind the school, our garden is thriving! Kale and onions are supplying our feeding program with the nutritious, vegetables so essential for growing girls. The Kibera School for Girls garden will continue to provide diverse, healthy and sustainable food for years to come, as well as, teach our students a valuable lesson about nutrition and sustainable agriculture. Soon the garden will be expanded to produce more food for our student and staff as well as a future clinic nutrition program.
“Vertical gardens” are planted inside burlap sacks to maximize space and triple the number of stems that can be grown. We are teaching the community how to grow vertical gardens with very little land and other resources. Community members can then feed themselves and sell the produce as a small business venture, continuing our holistic plan to support our students and their families—improving both their health and increasing household income.