Mathare Youth Development Organization Garden

Map Link 1.25323°S,36.87113°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Mathare Youth Development Organization
CONTACT: 0724981801 (Charles Rabongo)
DIMENSIONS: 35 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2002, from a dump site
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, onions, pilipili (kind of tomato), tomato, sugar cane, kinyegi, papaw
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks (12+1*), ground
SOURCE OF WATER: tank, dreinage (for sugarcane)
SEEDS SOURCE: Mathare Upendo Group (EX Solidarites)
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: no
SALE: everything is sold
FUTURE PLANS: make more sacks instead of ground cultivation, expand the cultivation in a near dumpsite
*: following the hint of the minister of agriculture there is a test in progress of cultivating sacks of 120 steams instead of 60. This kind of sack is made up of a stronger plastic (100 gage) that can support the increased weight and stands with the help of four vertical pieces of wood in it (see pictures).

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