Itambira Island hosts the Seeds of Hope project, empowering communities surrounding Lake Bunyonyi through training to improve their livelihood and offering training for a range of skills.
‘Farming God’s Way’ has been a very popular course, training new methods of farming and land management in order to increase to increase crop yield and thereby improve food security for local families.
The course provides teaching on proper farming practices including soil conservation, planting and use of mulch. The method is based on biblical teaching and designed to help people to care for the land in the long term as well as improving short term cropping results.
Training is held at Itambira Island, Seeds of Hope in our conference and training centre.
This photo shows trainees in a session on improved farming methods.
On completion of the course, trainees receive supplies including improved seeds and other farming inputs.
Together with the learning from the course, they can now go and plant on their own land.
After a few weeks of planting, the methods are already showing benefits.
Representatives from Itambira Island Seeds of Hope will visit trainees to see how they’re getting on using the new farming methods and provide further advice as required.
The specific planting methods, careful use of water and mulching show healthy crop growth for a good harvest.
Farming God’s Way benefits the family directly, providing food security – but also helps to provide additional food to sell or trade at market.
Itambira Island offers a unique opportunity to stay on Lake Bunyonyi. Day visitors are welcome and overnight guests can choose to stay in colourful en-suite treehouses or roundhouses with a lake view. We also offer budget accommodation and a cottage which is ideal for families or groups.
Our restaurant overlooking Lake Bunyonyi serves local and international food. We also offer wood-fired pizza and run regular barbecues. Sit by the firepit and watch the sun go down!
Conferences and events are our speciality.
Itambira Island is also home to the Seeds of Hope project and all profit supports our local community training courses and other initiatives.
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