In May/ June 2017 25 PDC students produced a garden design for Busoga high school, on the final day of course we planted the garden and entrusted it to the school to look after it.
Thanks to the hard work of teacher Connie Kauna and her pupils the Busoga High School forest garden has survived the dry season and is enjoying some rains. All the key plants and trees that were establshed have surived and we hope to build on this success next time we visit.
Harvesting egg plant
Students clearing the swale
Some of the trees are really becoming established
Long term investment in the landscape
Sector39 and partners Permaculture Research Institute of Uganda came together in May this year to form a new association to promote permaculture education in Uganda. Togehter we are also support the One School One Planet initiative to link schools together who want to bring practical permaculture education into their school work and to share idas and learning across a network of schools.
The One School One Planet network has 2 founding members:
- Llanfyllin High School, in Mid Wales
- Busoga high school, Kamuli, Uganda
This week we presented to 60 head teachers in the Masaka district inviting mroe schools to join the network and find ays to work with us. We visited St Jude’s Masaka and received a humbling welcome from the 1000 students.
PDC messages to One School One Planet members at Busoga