Nourish All mentors individuals and organizations that are implementing food security and climate-related projects. We lend support on strategy, problem-solving, practical design, and accountability as well as offer positive encouragement and facilitate global connections.
School Permaculture Gardens
SHWARI, a collective of permaculture educators and practicioners, is leading a re-design of Buchenya Primary, a public school serving 800 students in western Kenya. SHWARI is advising on landscape design to maximize food production while minimizing water usage, procuring plants, and assisting with the garden build-out. Buchenya School will use the gardens to source food for school meals and educate students on agriculture, permaculture, and the environment.
Nourish All engaged SHWARI as a local partner in their Kijana School Garden project while in Kenya.
Compost Kenya Initiative
Bernard Mwanzi is leading an innovative method of composting in western Kenya. After advancing to Level 2 of the Gigaton Challenge with his protoype, he is now bringing the compost initiative into 10 schools across Vihiga county. The project entails building compost structures for the schools, teaching students and teachers how to collect and process green waste, setting up food gardens, and using the organic matter to nourish the plants. The gardens will serve as sources of food for school meals and excess produce will be sold in local markets to generate a source of revenue for school needs.
Nourish All met Bernard while in Kenya, through a referral by his Gigaton Challenge mentor.
Refugee School Gardens
Rwamwanja Rural Foundation (RRF) is a community-based organization in western Uganda that serves refugees across East Africa, led by Bemeriki Bisimwa, a refugee himself. RRF is seeking to educate youth on permaculture by setting up Learning Clubs, creating gardens, and promoting advocacy for permaculture in 11 schools. This project will build practical knowledge and skills for youth in refugee settlements, who unfortunately lack access to good education, vocational training, and job opportunities. The school gardens will also generate a source of fresh food.
Nourish All visited RRF in at Rwamwanja settlement and collaborated to offer a food value-addition workshop for youth.