Chisikili Support Group Garden
The Chisikili support group set up an organic vegetable garden to provide food for the community and generate income to run an early years school.
In 2013 Friends of Monze were grateful to receive a grant from the Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends to finance a solar powered water pump. This has provided water for the garden for the last 8 years in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
The group is run by Warren Mweenda, a member of Zambia Women and Girls Foundation.
In 2018 and 2019 Friends of Monze provided training for 10 local farmers, including warren, to become permaculture gardening trainers. Here they are learning to make bokashi, a fermented soil enhancer. They are now demonstrating what they learned in their own gardens, and teaching other farmers to grow food using home made bokashi saving the expence of buying commercial chemical fertiliser.