Ssamba Foundation is setting up a mini-demonstration farm project at our community resource centre (under construction) to work as an educational space, and outdoor recreation site for the people of Kyampisi Subcounty, Mukono District. The mini-demonstration farm project at the Community Resource Centre is being created for the community members in the surrounding neighborhoods, and intended to be a focal point of community pride and activity for residents of Kyampisi.
The community resource centre will be a safe place for recreation and to connects neighbors over the growing, preparing and sharing of food; promoting environmental conservation and will serve as an example of how we can reclaim the ecological integrity of the land; and expand access to healthy foods for poor families in Kyampisi Subcounty.
Projects at the Farm:
The demonstration farm will include a number of features to increase environmental sustainability: drip irrigation, rainwater catchment, recycled and reused construction materials, native plants, organic cultivation methods, habitat for pollinators, growing food locally, environmental education programs, recycling and composting receptacles, and extensive plantings of trees.
Volunteering at the Farm Project:
Ssamba Foundation farming project volunteers are a community of people who are inspired to learn how to lead a more compassionate and sustainable lifestyle. From caring for animals and getting your hands dirty in the garden to providing administrative support, helping with fundraising events, or educating the public on the importance of our mission—there are opportunities for everyone who is ready to make a positive impact! Whether it’s one day, a week or twice a month, it makes a difference for the plants, animals and our environment.
Volunteers must be able to commit to at least 5 days of volunteer service. We’re always happy to have you volunteer more, but because we invest so much time in training and educating our volunteers, we require a minimum commitment. We are happy to invite solo volunteers, small groups and families.
Agriculture Volunteering Opportunities in Uganda:
At Ssamba Foundation there is usually a project on, and we like to get things done together, working as a team. Whether its building an animal shelter, renovating a barn, adding raised beds to the veg garden, weeding said beds, putting new fencing in, harvesting potatoes, hedge trimming, moving/feeding the pigs/cows/chickens…you get the idea.
We are always on the lookout for trusty helpers –who want to learn, your assistance is always appreciated here and we need you! We offer a unique opportunity to learn more about growing food, how it’s done, why we do it and what you need to start off doing it yourself.
We have had people from all walks of life volunteer with us over the years here in Uganda and we’re delighted that so many of them have become friends.
You don’t need any qualifications to be a volunteer, just a will to learn new skills and stamina for hard work (- and, believe me, it is hard work!). We will compensate you with a lifetime’s experience and knowledge. We’re a small friendly team.
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