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Padre's Farm

UGANDA | Thursday, 21 January 2010 | Views [694] | Comments [2]

ust wanted to check in about a beautiful experience i just had last
weekend. and to let you know about this amazing opportunity to come
live for free while you farm on this amazing tropical paradise of
banana and pineapple mango and avocado plants along side monkeys and
chameleons. this man is a wonderful person just entering the organic
farming world as he has 300 acres of land which he and his bro are
currently developing while supporting congolese refugees by provided
work and land to live on. you would stay in a wonderful new home with
a private bedroom diniging space, gas stove, lights. shared bath. ill
have pictures later but at least look at the description. he wants
volunteers to share ideas and help invent a wonderful space for
sustainability and community developement. even if youre not down to
do farming but would like to share skills in the community we can work
on getting that set up. very flexible!

a group trip is being planned for aug. 2011 to get to uganda if anyone
is  interested in coming please let me know as we will begin fund
raising soon!

peace and loves

sister kena achieng

padres farm:

PADRES ORGANIC FARM

At Padres Farm, volunteers have the opportunity to join the local
community on the 300 acre plot of tropical fruits and free roaming
animals. The farm located in the Toro kingdom of Western Uganda, is
comprised of local farmers and Congolese refugees who enjoy sustaining
the land and selling the products at the market.

Volunteers can choose to retreat to the farm for a weekend getaway, or
arrange a program of an extended period where they will help with
maintenance of the land or other areas of community development based
on their skills and interest. From the Kin house, guests will be
escorted in Padres private vehicle to the kingdom. Upon arrival,
visitors stay in Padres home with a private room, shared bathing
space, a gas powered stove and lighting system, and plenty of space
for rest and relaxation as they enjoy the view of the tropical
mountain landscape and starry night skies. Food and hospitality are
provided.

On the 300 acres, Padre and his brother have succeeded to create a
sustainable space for land and community development by planting seeds
of varying indigenous species of tropical vegetation and providing
work trade opportunities for the less fortunate. The recent project of
planting 6,000 pineapples, and an uncountable number of banana trees
are proving prosperous as many are currently ready for harvest. Other
crops such as groundnuts (peanuts), rosemary and yams are flourishing
as well. Freely growing species of mangoes, papayas, avocados and
cabbage produce great treats year round, although competition from
local primates like the ……monkeys proves difficult.

Grazing land is provided for cows, goats and gees which freely roam
the grassy slopes of the mountain sides and prairies. A short walk
from the guest house leads to the fish pond surrounded by tropical
trees and hundreds of species of butterflies.

Padre and the local community welcome anyone with an open heart and
mind who are willing to share their time in the rural landscape of
Western Uganda amongst conscious driven individuals and those
determined to experience life in a sustainable manner.

Tags: banana, farm, organic, pineapple, travel

Comments

1

Sister Kena! This is so amazing. I am profoundly inspired. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. I am very interested in the group trip in August 2011. Let me know if I can do anything to help from over here in Eugene.

~Love~

*Blessings*

Cassondra

  Cassondra Mar 8, 2010 9:15 AM

2

I am interested in the Summer 2011 trip and would love to learn more about it! Is there any other online information about Padre's farm?

  Chelsea Joyce Nov 21, 2010 5:46 PM

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