The Peace Garden – Nyanza
The Peace Garden Western Rural Kenya, is situated in an area experiencing severe drought and social marginalization. Our project here involves almost every grade at the school, and includes the surrounding community of farmers, teachers and commuters. The group includes physically disabled learners, dedicated to learning and leading in the garden, and to nurturing vegetables and flowers right outside their door. Together, we cracked the hard ground, planted some seeds, and soonf the garden, and community, flourished. We know that one day these same students will be sustainability leaders in the community and region, and beyond. The work continues!
The Peace Garden – Rift Valley
The first Peace Garden project was developed in the IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) community in the Rift Valley. Here, students and community attend classes that explore eco-literacy, topics in climate change, organic farming skills, and story-telling and poetry that helps share their personal connections to their local environment. Participants also connected with Baraka Agriculture College to learn new innovations in bee-flower-pollen-food connection, and artisanal bee-hive construction. The Peace Garden contains a mixture of flowers and food, and symbolizes bio-diversity in species and varieties. This learning garden community has been enthusiastically embraced by students, school staff, and the greater Shalom community. The stories of the students continue to be cultivated and promoted…Asante Sana!