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ULA's 'Inclusive Clubs' Create A Harmony Garden That Feeds Their Fellow Students & Funds Diversity

Ample food production and availability is a critical challenge in Uganda. There are a multitude of Ugandans who go hungry every day. Poverty is most rampant in the rural regions like Mitooma. People of groups that are not accepted by the mainstream of society suffer the worst – HIV+ women, HIV+ widows, grandparents and elderly caregivers of orphaned grandchildren, and LGBTQ individuals. ​​

Harmony Gardens is a sustainable organic garden program being developed in rural western Uganda by youth Inclusive Clubs members along with a team of advisors and support from school administrators and community leaders. It is an enterprise that is self-supporting while furnishing families in need with food. Workshops on efficient gardening methods and marketing systems are offered. It is uniting different factions of the community as they participate together in a project that has import to all ... promoting a local sustainable and healthy food production system.

The first garden is being developed by the members of the Inclusive Club at Bitereko Vocational School. It is self-supporting ... selective produce is being sold to the school which feeds 700 students. Profits from this produce sale support the Inclusive Clubs’ various other outreach activities that promote inclusive practices in their community.

The Harmony Gardens project is a link in the chain of Universal Love Alliance programs that works in synergy with all the others:

  • As a hands-on vehicle to put into practice teachings on inclusiveness.

  • Promoting empowerment of women through workshops on enhanced home gardening for family consumption and income generation.

  • As a source of food products for programs that give emergency aid to those in need.


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