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To help make sure that the porridge project will be able to pay for itself in the future, we are planning to seek investment for an ecocampsite near the pretty river which runs along the farm boundary. This is the site that has been identified. We are beginning to clear it now to facilitate the overall design […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Come and visit our stall opposite All Saints Church, Sutton, Bedfordshire on Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd September. We’ll be there all day, both days. This time you could win a magnum of champagne, or, for that unique present choose something from amazing Ugandan vanilla to a miniature pig! We also have a brand new range of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This summer, cadets from West Point Military Academy again spent time at Kasiisi. One of their main achievements was to build a biodigester on the school farm. When it is in use in the future it will provide much needed energy through biogas. Thank you West Point!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Using the £1,950 grant from the Scott Bader trust, the Kasiisi School Farm now has a second piggery next to the first (on right). A number of litters have been born over the summer, so this new accommodation is a vital new resource. See the pictures below for the building exterior, and more on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A generous supporter has donated £500 for more solar panels to add to the ones pictured – so far the only ones we have. The batteries will be mobile and so will be usable on other parts of the farm if necessary, but to begin with the energy will be vital for lighting new chicks. This is a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity was founded by a London doctor and his wife in 1977 as a memorial to Hedley Peter Stebbings, a lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery who was killed in action in Crete in 1941 at the age of 21. This trust has kindly agreed to grant £5000 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Open Gate trust has awarded the Kasiisi Porridge Project a grant of £2,500 towards the further development of the Kasiisi School Farm. Two years ago this trust generously donated the same amount, helping towards the completion of the first chicken house. Now water is needed for the second chicken house. Open Gate’s contribution this […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Students at Sawston Village College in Cambridgeshire, specifically Form Group 7JR, have raised £100 to help the Buy A Chicken campaign which we started earlier this year. At £1 per chick, they have enabled us to buy 10% of the new batch. Thank you to them and their teacher Jeremy Reed for their hard work for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This grant will be put to good use maintaining the provision of porridge in Term 3 of 2013.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are very grateful to the Scott Bader Commonwealth Trust for awarding us a second generous grant. The amount of £1950 this time is for the construction of a second piggery on the KPP School Farm.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As part of the British National Garden Scheme in June, Liz and Richard Whitlock opened their Bedfordshire garden to the public and held activities which raised some £700 in an afternoon. There were cake, plant and craft sales, a raffle and a local choir offering traditional songs in this very beautiful setting (see pic below).Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having helped build a biodigester at Kasiisi Primary School last summer, West Point cadets have returned to build another at the KPP school farm. We are very appreciative of this move as it will generate methane gas for heat and light and cooking fuel, making a big difference to life for the workers (and the hens!) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our pigs haven’t disappointed and a number of litters have now been born, healthy and well looked after. Here’s the latest lot with tired-looking Mum.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Mission Project, we have a new 4 room, spacious, airy chicken house, just completed – a vital addition to the school farm after the success of the first year of chickens and egg-laying. With a new batch of chickens, the amount of profit from eggs will be significant enough to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the help of this brave teacher / goalkeeper and a number of other imaginative fundraising activities, led by the School Council (see picture below), the students of Denbigh High School, Luton raised £390, helping to pay for a large proportion of the newly purchased chickens at Kasiisi School Farm. Handing over the charity boxes to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.