Food Security and Permaculture at Kangemi Slums
The Kangemi Youth Center is a 1.3 acre primary school (300 children) bordering the Nairobi river in Kangemi Slums.
In February 2016 we implemented extensive permaculture garden designs as part of a 'school feeding' pilot project completed in December that year.
Together with 10 previously unemployed parents from the community who all attended a week long permaculture training, the site now boasts some of the following designs that continue to supplement the children's lunch on a regular basis:
- Food Forest
- Swales (Contour Terraces)
- Polyculture Garden Beds
- Chicken Coops
- Banana Circle & Compost Making
- Vertical Sack Gardens
- '3 Sisters' Demonstration Beds ( Maize, Beans, Ground Cover Crop e.g Pumpkin)
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Above: Polyculture beds including a mix of commercial crops like cabbage, spinach, and tomatoes. Indigenous species including Sagaa, Mchicha and Kunde.