We don’t plant seeds in the sacks, we plant seeds in the minds

CIS staff conducted a capacity building session with teachers and students with our partner school in Nairobi.

The comprehensive training session lasted for 2 days, covering all topics related to sack gardening.

To most students living in slum area attending informal private schools, their world is confined to the slum they live in. They lack a role model, and CIS staff are the ones they look up to. Our training not only planted seeds in the sacks, but also planted seeds in their heads.

Those students came up to me and said, ‘I wanted to go to university when I grew up!’ I was so happy, they never knew about university, and now they have a dream, a goal to change their lives

Agenda:

  1. What is sack gardening?
  2. Materials used to perform sack gardening e.g. stones, starter plants, soil and a container
  3. Procedures on how to perform sack gardening
  4. Types of sacks to be used e.g. common bags, sisal bags and vertical bags.
  5. Types of plants to be planted in sacks e.g. kales, spinach, coriander, leeks
  6. Advantages of sack gardening over other farming practices
  7. Management practices done on sack gardening e.g. weeding, pruning, mulching, pest and disease control