Mathare Upendo Group Garden

Map Link 1.26247°S,36.86454°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Mathare Upendo Group*
CONTACT: 0711562226 (Akoi)
DIMENSIONS: 700 mq
FENCE: yes, wood-metal, h: 1m

START: 2008 out of a dump site
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Solidarités, Ministry of agriculture
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, onions, tomatoes, sugar cane, kinyegi, papaw, avocados, mango, pepper, cabbage, beans, carrots, parsley, potatoes, sweet potato, arrow roots, green peas, maize, pumpkin, terere
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks, ground, ground ditch covered with a plastic sheet (use the plastic for keep the water in the ditch in order to allow the cultivation of the arrow roots), green house
SOURCE OF WATER: pipe water
SEEDS SOURCE: ministry of agriculture, self production
SOIL CONDITIONER: fish pond in the ground (use the water enriched in the fertility by the fish ecosystem), compost
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: no
SALE: everything is sold also the seeds. They sell inside the garden
FUTURE PLANS: laboratory for the lessons

*They have worked with Solidarités since 2011, now they are in partnership with the Ministry of agriculture.
They train how to cultivate (urban agriculture techniques).

H (Huruma) town youth group Garden and Handicraft workshop

Map Link 1.26117°S,36.86721°E

TYPE: Handicraft workshop
RESPONSIBLE (S): H (Huruma) town youth group
CONTACT: 0726313783 (Kevin)
DIMENSIONS: 30 mq

START: 2008
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: handmade objects (plates, jewels, balls..) with recycle materials (paper, egg shells..)
SOURCE OF MATERIAL: garbage collected in the neighbourhood (33 houses)
TECHNIQUES: Paper mixed with glue and water. Egg shells used as mosaic pieces.
INSTRUMENTS:
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS:
TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): H (Huruma) town youth group
CONTACT: 0726313783 (Kevin)
DIMENSIONS: 50 mq
FENCE: yes

START: 2008
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Solidarités (2009), Ministry of agriculture (2009)
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, onions, tomatoes, sugar cane, papaw, avocados, mango, potatoes, pumpkin, chuchu, terere, strawberry, bananas, rosmarin, kinyegi, managu, sagheti, kunde
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks, ground
SOURCE OF WATER: pipe water, tank filled with rain water
SEEDS SOURCE: some seeds they bought, some Ministry of agriculture give
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: chickens (25) and doves (20/25)
DOMESTIC CONSUME: no
SALE: yes, selling point inside
FUTURE PLANS:

Map Link 1.26167°S,36.86781°E
TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): H (Huruma) town youth group
CONTACT: 0726313783 (Kevin)
DIMENSIONS: 70 mq
FENCE: yes

START: 2008
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Solidarités (2009), Ministry of agriculture (2009), IRC (international rescue committee)
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, pumpkin, terere
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks (12), ground
SOURCE OF WATER: tank
SEEDS SOURCE: some seeds they bought, some Ministry of agriculture give
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, selling point on the street
FUTURE PLANS:

Mary Mbete Garden

Map Link 1.26109°S,36.86178°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Mary Mbete
CONTACT: 0716822587 (Mary Mbete)
DIMENSIONS: 150 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2010
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, sugar cane, papaw, avocados, mango, irish potatoes, sweet potato, maize, terere, pumpkin, mrenda, milet, nduma, managu
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks, ground, , ground ditch covered with a plastic sheet (use the plastic for keep the water in the ditch in order to allow the cultivation of the arrow roots), green house
SOURCE OF WATER: drainage
SEEDS SOURCE: Mathare Upendo Group (Ex Solidarités)
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS:

Why Not Academy Garden

Map Link  1.26090°S,36.86208°E

TYPE: garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Why Not Academy
CONTACT: (Margaret)
DIMENSIONS: 450 mq
FENCE: yes, wood and wire

START: 2011
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Live in Slums ONG
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, banana, amaranth (terere), onions, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, arrow roots, coriander, green peas, black night shadow (managu), cassawa, murere, spider plant
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground, sack (n)
SOURCE OF WATER: pipe, shallow wells (1)
SEEDS SOURCE: self production, town
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: –
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, people come here to buy
FUTURE PLANS: want to have rabbits and chickens

Alan Garden

Map Link 1.26122°S,36.86149°E

TYPE: garden
RESPONSIBLE (S):
CONTACT: 0720504553 (Nicolas)
DIMENSIONS: 150 mq
FENCE: yes, wood

START: 1997
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach*, banana, sugarcane, amaranth (terere), onions, tomato, pumpkin, chucu tree, iums, sunflower**, abach***, spontaneous vegetables
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: shallow wells (4)
SEEDS SOURCE:
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, people come here to buy
FUTURE PLANS: want to have chickens, create protection from floods

* different species
** used to attract birds and take them away from the cultivation
*** medicinal plant with different uses (malaria, joint failure…)

River Bank Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.26250°S,36.85957°E

TYPE: garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): River Bank Youth Group (30 active member)
CONTACT: sakwa.makanda@gmail.com 0724706222
DIMENSIONS: 450 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2006
SUPPORT/FUNDS: –
PRODUCTS: banana, sukuma-wiki, sugar cane
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: pipe
SEEDS SOURCE: –
SOIL CONDITIONER: dreinage water
ANIMALS: –
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: –
FUTURE PLANS: reinforce the bank with stones in order to avoid floods damages

the youth group does even garbage collection for 80ksh a month (20 ksh per week) with city council help or with 4 carts. plastic and metal are sold
we need economic inputs to start or it is difficult

Shantit Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.26363°S,36.85909°E

TYPE: garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Shantit Youth Group
CONTACT: 0789724199 (Richard), 0714555755 (John)
DIMENSIONS: 600 mq
FENCE: no

START: oct 2011
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sugar cane, sukuma, maize, banana, tomato
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground, sack (2)
SOURCE OF WATER: river, pipe
SEEDS SOURCE: no
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, sometimes people come sometimes they reach them
FUTURE PLANS:

Samuel Njongoro Garden

Map Link 1.26455°S,36.85476°E

TYPE: kitchengarden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Samuel Njongoro
CONTACT: 0718129436 (Samuel Njongoro)
DIMENSIONS: 50 mq
FENCE: no, but is in a courtyard

START: 2002
SUPPORT/FUNDS: –
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, kunde, amaranth (terere), maize, pumpkin
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: rain water / piped water
SEEDS SOURCE:
SOIL CONDITIONER: –
ANIMALS: –
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes. in rainy season (when production is higher) he share some products with the neighbours.
SALE: –
FUTURE PLANS:

Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group Handicraft workshop

Map Link 1.26484°S,36.84409°E

TYPE: Handicraft workshop
RESPONSIBLE (S): Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group
CONTACT: 0715353811 (Kakà)
DIMENSIONS: 150 mq + roof terrace

START:
SUPPORT/FUNDS: –
PRODUCTS: choped plastic, written t-shirts
SOURCE OF MATERIAL: garbage collection, shops
TECHNIQUES: big plastic pieces are triturated with an apposite machine, a press machine is used to stamp ink on the shirts throw a hollow net
SALE: yes, the plastic is sold to industries and t-shirts
FUTURE PLANS:

Chocora Prenge Youth Group Farm

Map Link 1.26344°S,36.84624°E

TYPE: farm (garden + cowshed)
RESPONSIBLE (S): Chocora Prenge Youth Group
CONTACT: 0727693867 (Kevin)
DIMENSIONS: 5400 mq
FENCE: yes, wood

START: 1997
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, amaranth (terere), kangira, banana, avocado tree, lungwatt tree, beans, tomato
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: tank filled with piped water, shallow well (blowhole)
SEEDS SOURCE: town
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: cows (6big, 6small)
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS: have chickens and piggs

MANYGRO Garden

Map Link 1.26378°S,36.86048°E 1.26336°S,36.86077°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Manygro (Mathare N°10 Youth Group)
CONTACT: 0728588829 (Adigo)
DIMENSIONS: 50 + 100mq
FENCE: yes

START: 2009, with the support of Solidarités
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Solidarités*, Minister of Agriculture**
PRODUCTS: Sukuma-wiki, spinach, avocado, sugarcane, amaranth (terere), tomato, carrot, onion, cassawa, papaw, maize
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sack (10), ground
SOURCE OF WATER: pipe / tank (2) (owned by the group)
SEEDS SOURCE: shop / Minister of Agriculture
SOIL CONDITIONER: rabbits’ drops
ANIMALS: rabbits (15), chickens (10)
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS: reach the number of 30 rabbits and buy more chickens

* the group has been one of the first supported by the organization and received the issue to train other groups around the area.
** donated 150.000 KSH supporting the idea of transforming a dump site into a garden.
They received help even in buying seeds, tools, pestcydes.

Agricultural Area

Map Link 1.25998°S,36.8534°E

TYPE: agricultural area*
RESPONSIBLE (S):
CONTACT:
DIMENSIONS: 58000 mq
FENCE: no

START:
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: cassawa, sukuma-wiki, spinach, onions, tomatoes, sugar cane, kinyegi, papaw, avocados, mango, pepper, cabbage, beans, carrots, parsley, potatoes, sweet potato, arrow roots, green peas, maize, pumpkin, terere
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: river
SEEDS SOURCE:
SOIL CONDITIONER:
ANIMALS:
DOMESTIC CONSUME:
SALE:
FUTURE PLANS:

*: the area is a big land splited in many farmers. The property of the land could be of the Utaly Hotel College (a parastatal hotel with a school for chefs).

Konyrikendi Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.26406°S,36.85769°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Konyrikendi Youth Group
CONTACT: 0707630274 (Samuel Otieno)
DIMENSIONS: 110 mq
FENCE: yes

START: 2011
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, tomatoes, amaranth (terere)
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sack, ground
SOURCE OF WATER: piped water
SEEDS SOURCE:
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: no
SALE: yes, there’s a selling point inside the garden
FUTURE PLANS: desire to sell

Community Transformers Organization Garden

Map Link 1.26368°S,36.86078°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Community Transformers Organization
CONTACT: 0725760761 (Evans)
DIMENSIONS: 60 mq
FENCE: no

START: may 2012
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, cabbage
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: piped water
SEEDS SOURCE: no
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: no
FUTURE PLANS: desire to sell

Ascending Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.26127°S,36.86117°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Ascending Youth Group
CONTACT: 0728012726 (Moses)
DIMENSIONS: 500 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2006 without any support
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, banana, sugar cane, lemon tree
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: piped water
SEEDS SOURCE: Town
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost (sometimes)
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS: desire to expand the cultivation and to have a henhouse

Demta Aniangu and others* Gardens

Map Link 1.25567°S,36.86366°E

TYPE: Garden and Greenhouse
RESPONSIBLE (S): Demta Aniangu and others*
CONTACT: 0728922848 (Demta Aniangu)
DIMENSIONS: 700 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2009 with the support of Solidarites**
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, maize***, amaranth (terere), tomatoes
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground, sack
SOURCE OF WATER: piped water
SEEDS SOURCE: Mathare Upendo Group (EX Solidarites)
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, a selling point in front of the street has been created
FUTURE PLANS: desire to receive more training and to expand the cultivation
* the garden is big and is splited between different farmers/families. The Greenhouse is the only place that is shared by all of them to grow tomatoes.
** Solidarites organisation built the Greenhouse in 2009/2010 and trained these people to sack technique cultivation. Nowadays however it seems that ground cultivation is preferred.
*** used even as a tool to perimeter different responsability areas

Neutral Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.25272°S,36.87406°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Neutral Youth Group
CONTACT: 0721414318 (Laurence)
DIMENSIONS: 6000 mq
FENCE: no

START: 1999
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Urban Farming and bamboo planting project
(COOPI, ERF-UNOCHA, French Embassy, L’ALBERO DELLA VITA)
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, maize, tomato, beans, banana (platano), arrow roots, papaw, bamboo*, mapera tree, beans tree
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: tank, drainage (for sugarcane)
SEEDS SOURCE: Mathare Upendo Group (EX Solidarités)
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS:

*: bamboo is used to reinforce the banks in order to avoid floods damages

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).

Peter Garden

Map Link 1.25529°S,36.86935°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Peter
CONTACT: 0710207723 (Peter)
DIMENSIONS: 250 mq
FENCE: no

START: 2011
SUPPORT/FUNDS: no
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, amaranth (terere), bananas, beans, arrow roots, maize
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: dreinage
SEEDS SOURCE: self production
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS: no
DOMESTIC CONSUME: YES
SALE: no
FUTURE PLANS:

Madoya Tumaini Youth Group Garden and Handicraft workshop

Map Link 1.25526°S,36.87019°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Madoya Tumaini Youth Group
CONTACT:
DIMENSIONS: 70 mq
FENCE: yes, wood-metal, h: 2m

START: February 2012
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Urban Farming and bamboo planting project
(COOPI, ERF-UNOCHA, French Embassy, L’ALBERO DELLA VITA)
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach, tomato, amaranth (terere), onion
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks (60)
SOURCE OF WATER: shallow well (blowhole)
SEEDS SOURCE: provided by funder organization
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS:
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: no
FUTURE PLANS: desire to sell

TYPE: Handicraft workshop
RESPONSIBLE (S): Madoya Tumaini Youth Group
CONTACT:
DIMENSIONS: 70 mq

START: February 2012
SUPPORT/FUNDS: Urban Farming and bamboo planting project
(COOPI, ERF-UNOCHA, French Embassy, L’ALBERO DELLA VITA)
PRODUCTS: bamboo handmade objects (chairs, little tables, bookshelves, and more…)
SOURCE OF MATERIAL: cultivations of clumping bamboo outside Nairobi
TECHNIQUES: immersion of the pieces in boron salt to prevent organic deterioration
SALE: yes
FUTURE PLANS: use their own bamboos to be indipendent

Michael Wanjohi Garden

Map Link 1.25550°S,36.87002°E

TYPE: Kitchen Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Michael Wanjohi
CONTACT: 0723459613 (Michael Wanjohi)
DIMENSIONS: 200 mq
FENCE: yes

START: 2009
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: Wheat, Papaw, Sukuma-wiki, Spinach, Banana
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: ground
SOURCE OF WATER: shallow well (Borehole)
SEEDS SOURCE: Kariobangi Agrovet
SOIL CONDITIONER: compost
ANIMALS:
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: no
FUTURE PLANS:

Little Bees Garden

Map Link 1.25621°S,36.86905°E

TYPE: Garden
RESPONSIBLE (S): Little Bees Children Project
CONTACT:
DIMENSIONS: 400 mq
FENCE: No

START:
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, mais, spinach, sugar cane, papaw, avocado…
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks and ground
SOURCE OF WATER:
SEEDS SOURCE:
SOIL CONDITIONER:
ANIMALS:
DOMESTIC CONSUME:
SALE:
FUTURE PLANS:

Vision Youth Group Garden

Map Link 1.25710°S,36.86955°E

TYPE: Garden and Animal Farm
RESPONSIBLE (S): Vision Youth Group
CONTACT: 0723641124, ngugimichael59@yahoo.com (Michael)
DIMENSIONS: 10 mq
FENCE: yes, wood-metal, h: 2m

START: August 2012
SUPPORT/FUNDS:
PRODUCTS: sukuma-wiki, spinach
CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES: sacks (7)
SOURCE OF WATER: tank connected to the water
SEEDS SOURCE:- Mathare Upendo Group Garden
SOIL CONDITIONER: no
ANIMALS: rabbits, chickens
DOMESTIC CONSUME: yes
SALE: yes, direct
FUTURE PLANS: