Trinity Team at the Urban Farming Demonstration Garden (see more photos below)
Support Urban Farming in the Slums of Kampala - Providing Prospects and Hope in Uganda with Trinity Forestry Services
Hello, My name is Joan Gregerson. I'm the founder of Green Team Academy and facilitator of the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge.
We launched this GoFundMe to raise money for one of the teams participating as mentors and challengers. Trinity Forestry Services is a group of young people in Kampala, Uganda that are working in the slum areasof Kamwokya, near Kampala. They train the residents how to grow their own food and trees to provide opportunities for food, livelihood, and community empowerment.
From late 2019 to mid-2020, the Trinity Forestry Services team trained 48 young people and widows in urban farming. They build demonstration gardens and teach the residents how to use found plastic containers and sacks as growing containers.
Trinity is excited to continue expanding their efforts to even more people. They use a simple model of training one person, who then is commissioned to train five more within the month.
For families that live in these areas during the pandemic, life has become even more difficult. Being able to provide nutritious food for families, earn some pocket money, and work together to create a brighter future are now more important than ever.
Trinity Forestry Services provides forestry and tree-planting services, as well as community projects.
Our goal of raising $1,000 for the Trinity team will provide options to respond to ever-evolving needs including:
- Smartphones with cameras
- Access to the internet and data
The Trinity team is demonstrating caring and belief in restoring the prospects of the forgotten, the poorest of the poor.
Please join us to be part of the movement to empower the residents of these neglected areas in living to their fullest potential and experiencing the joy of growing food in their own community.
Find out more by visiting:
- Trinity Forestry Services on Facebook
- Trinity Forestry Services EcoLeader profile on the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge website
Training session with local youth at the demonstration garden in the community
Using found container and vertical surfaces to maximize growing opportunities with minimal cost
Demonstration garden using found containers and sacks
Christopher Marvin Tumusiime, founder and forester
Trinity brings training to the community
- Logan Bennett
- Susan Kircher
- Nicholas Sauter
- Rebecca Halcomb
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