At Toro Babies Home, we recognize the benefits of supplementing children’s diets with fresh, home grown produce not only for its nutritional value but also to reduce reliance on food from the market. Our two farms are located in Kagote and Kasisi. Our gardener does great work to ensure healthy productivity of the crops. Weeding and harvesting are done in a timely manner to reduce losses that may result from pests or late harvesting.
Currently, we are harvesting bananas, sweetpotatoes, vegetables, avocados, pumpkins, and beans from both gardens. We have also planted greens and several other vegetables at the Kagote farm. Weeding of banana plantation, beans and groundnuts is ongoing. Our gardens are pesticides free making our food production bio and healthy. Access to a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, all time encourages a well-rounded diet, supporting overall health and well-being of our children and staff.
Through the farm project, we ensure that Toro Babies Home (TBH) is more self-reliant and can mitigate the risks associated with food scarcity. We also join communities on sustainable living and a desire to reduce our carbon footprint through reducing bulk food purchases.
We look forward to expanding our farming activities to help us produce more food, save costs and sale some farm produce for extra cash for TBH.