Grandmas Gardens – where it all began

It all began here with Jackie Atim, a young graduate agronomist, sharing the concept of Grandmas gardens with a group of widowed Grandmas near Luwero, Uganda. During the devastating civil war many women had been made widows with lots of children to feed.  In their impoverished condition Grandmas had to scrape out a meagre living from patches of land around their houses to feed their grandchildren whose parents had died. Many Grandmas have been given land, seeds, tools and guidance from Jackie, helping them to know how best to cultivate and harvest good yields of food to eat.  Ten years on, and now about to complete her PhD, Jackie is ready to return to her work as Plant Pathologist with the National Agricultural Research Organisation in Mokono, Uganda, and also plans to continue working to support Reach the Children.