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Our new Peace Corps volunteer David McHolland held a meeting with farmer Abel and Field Director Pam Otali on the vernanda our Peter Stebbings-funded farm accommodation, soon after his arrival. He will be living in this house, which will shortly have solar powered electricity, part funded by an anonymous donor and matched by three of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last month we harvested our first honey from the beehives on our Kasiisi School Farm – 10 litres. Not a huge harvest but our hives are new and the dry season has been quite wet which affects the yield. It was a magical experience, very dark with wonderful […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A road running down to the river, across the farm is now complete, graded, and with a murrum surface. This will greatly ease access to all parts of the land.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Kasiisi Porridge Project farm is producing vegetables for the local market – peppers, bananas, cabbages, beans and eggplants. Next to soy and coffee baby mango trees have been planted . Bees are swarming on the new hives and chickens and pigs are healthy and productive. The feed mixer is working well and the farm […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 15 May, the Focus School students told the KPP Director about their run, and heard more about the Kasiisi Porridge Project. Then, under Yvonne Pemberton’s supervision, the winners of the run presented her with a cheque for £1549.10. What an extraordinary amount! The other winners here of course are the children of Kasiisi as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In April this year pupils from Years 3 and 4 (8 and 9 year olds) from Focus School, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, ran 600 metres round their local cricket pitch, in Potton, Bedfordshire. In chilly but dry conditions, all of them completed the course. Very well done! The 10 and 11 year-old children, in Years 5 and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are delighted to receive the second tranche of our £4000 grant from the Marr-Munning Trust. This £2000 is significant not only in terms of providing a term’s worth of porridge for 1500 children, but frees up other funds to continue the vital development of the school farm and related initiatives.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our 10th Anniversary Grand Draw had 22 excellent prizes and produced a profit of £1300 for the Project. Longterm supporter Lynda Dolwin was the lucky winner of the beautiful African quilt, (see it in full in the second photo here) created and sewn for the Kasiisi Project by two Connecticut quilters, Angelina Deluca and Laura McCarrick.Continue Reading... No Comments.
KPP Trustee Ros White, supporter Jo Gordon and our Facebook Page caretaker Mary Patrick, made a fantastic refreshments team, serving tea, and cakes made by many friends of the Project to our very appreciative concert audience. The second photo here reveals our bakers’ expertise in close up.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Over 80 people attended the concert held at Howgills Friends Meeting House in Letchworth, Herts, UK, on Saturday 7 March, to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Kasiisi Porridge Project. From right to left are Norwegian mezzo soprano Marianne Andersen, pianist Simon Marlow and violist Clare Gardiner. The three musicians gave us a stirring and entertaining variety of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As with all our interns, volunteer agriculture student Dinah works on many aspects of the farm, learning and working hard. Gaining experience of an apiary will be helpful to both sides.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Abel, with help from the agriculture students Alec and Dinah from Fort Portal’s Mountains of the Moon University, break for a photo on the land which was slashed and cleared in January (2015) ready for the next step.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Police is a firm favourite with our farmers and visitors. He provides both company and security to the farm workers, and is well looked after.Continue Reading... No Comments.
UK visitors (family of Kate’s former teaching colleague Jane Marriott, on the right of the photo), currently working at Fort Portal hospital, were shown the farm by Elizabeth Ross in January. They were particularly impressed by the effect of the chicken fertiliser on the new growth of the maize, planted alongside one of the two […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dinah and Alec, from the Mountains of the Moon University, Fort Portal, are currently working as interns, and staying in the new onsite accommodation, funded mainly by Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust. Their cooking gas is provided via the biodigester, built last year with the help of West Point cadets. The farm dog is called Police.Continue Reading... No Comments.