October 23, 2018
Each year Development in Gardening (DIG) organizes one opportunity to work hand in hand with our communities on the ground and visit some of the most beautiful sites in East Africa.
April 16, 2018
After getting on the ground in November 2016, DIG spent two months undergoing an intensive site assessment through a baseline study, stakeholder analysis, committee and leadership meetings, crop viability study, building a team, and fine tuning the implementation model.
May 2, 2017
The Batwa have been caught in a cycle of poverty since 1992 after being evicted from the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and becoming conservation refugees. Still to this day, the Batwa have some of the worst health outcomes certainly in Uganda if not in all of Africa.
February 13, 2017
By: Lauren MaseyFor those of you interested in what has been happing on the ground- here are some photos and updates! Group Formation and Constitutions: Groups were formed last month, but communities had another chance to join the roster and finalize the groups. The communities decided to combine some groups for a new total of 8. Communities were prompted to develop group constitutions to improve a healthy, maintained garden demonstration. Groups picked one day that will be their training day
December 12, 2016
by: Lauren Masey Seasonal Calendar Activity in Rwaburindi Before arriving, I wanted to ensure I was adequately informed about the Batwa, but also wanted to make sure that I came with an open mind, a blank page with no premature opinions. I managed to use research papers, articles, and mainly YouTube videos to try and grasp what the situation waiting for in me in Uganda would be. After about three weeks of my fact finding mission, meeting with different groups,
April 20, 2016
The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Southern Uganda is home to some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet. It’s sheltering trees and mist covered hillsides harken you back to an almost mythical time. While the forest is home to over 400 plant species, 120 different mammal species and 350 different species of birds, perhaps its most beloved and sought after inhabitants are the 320 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s remaining population, who roam its protected grounds. In 1991
January 29, 2014
Thanks to a group of supporters in Denver and a grant from Project Redwood, Steve Eggers joined DIG as our newest program intern in October 2013. Of course DIG immediately liked him because of our fond affection for ‘Steves’…but beyond that he impressed us with his thoughtful questions about our work, his agriculture experience, and his general attitude towards life and development. Steve spent two months with the DIG Kenya Team learning about the program and agriculture in Western
December 11, 2013
It’s mid-December, and the children at St. Paul and Rose Orphanage in Buwala District near Jinja, Uganda, have just finished their fall term at school. They are looking forward to Christmas as they enjoy their holiday break. This has been a terrific year for everyone at the orphanage where, thanks to the generosity of DIG’s donors, a new pit latrine has been installed to replace the old one. It may not sound glamorous, but it is truly a gift
July 5, 2012
If you have ever been to a Reap Life DIG Event before you have probably heard Sarah tell the story of Patrick. His story is amazing and it just keeps on getting better! I had the chance to meet Patrick for the first time this summer and was blown away by the amount of work he is doing for his community and for DIG. First Patrick, brought me to his home, a 15-minute bike ride from Bujagali, Uganda to
November 22, 2011
A quick note from Paul, the director of the Buwala Orphanage in Jinja, Kenya. DIG established the Buwala Orphanage Garden in 2009. …Now about the home, the kids are very fine, and they are soon leaving for their holiday in the beginning of December.With the Garden, we had a lot of rainfall! We have been enjoying our greens very well, but due to the heavy rains, the crops are being harvested quite quickly due to the rapid growth. As