Monday, January 11, 2010
World Watch Visits Project DISC in December 2009.
Slow food Mukono Convivium in conjunction with Project Disc were proud to host The world watch visitors from Nourishing the planet project.
Danielle and Bernard visited the project Disc school Gardens in December 2009, They were welcomed by Edie Mukiibi and Sserunjogi Rogers in the City of Kampala on 31st November 2009 and later in the morning on 1st December 2009 Edie picked them from Aponye Hotel where they resided while in Uganda.
It takes a 40 – 50 minutes drives from Kampala city where these world watch visitors slept to Project Disc area.
In the morning, The first garden to be visited was Buiga Sunrise pre- school where the two coordinating teachers were met and they joined the world watch visitors to go around all the schools gardens in Mukono.
Abdu ssekumbuge and Noel Nanyunja where part of the tour around the school. Among the school gardens visited include
Buiga Sunrise Pre school where Roger was available with Noel, Zone Leader A, Sir Appolo Kaggwa SS, Nazzigo Seeta primary, St. Kizito Primary, St. Balikuddembe Primary and Secondary, and also Rasa Model Education Centre.
We as the project Coordinators, teachers and students are very proud to see the world Watch Visiting our project; we hope our goal can be reached when we join the hands together with different people around the world. And also we hope our Innovations can be copied all over the country and the world at large to be Food secure in Future.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping in touch is a progress and working together is a success. That’s why we have to keep in touch with the world.
Have a look at some of the Photos during the world watch visit to Project Disc, and Slow Food Mukono Convivium. Go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/41893817@N04/sets/72157622933452538/show/with/4153366532/
Interview with Danielle
In the collards Gardens
Checking the Highland Soy Bean Garden
Interview with Students
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Posted by Edie Mukiibi at 10:22 AM
Slow Food Mukono and Project Disc Celebrates Slow Food Day 2009
“where did you manage get this Kind of food?” Who remembered how to make this kind of Juice?” Many people where asking such a question during the exhibition and eating locally when cerebrating the beauty of the Earth. The truth is - people are forgetting about their "original" food. This was discovered when project DISC and Slow Food Mukono was cerebrating eating locally on slow food Terra Madre day on 13th Dec 2009. Slow Food Mukono and project disc had more than 60 species of Food from The Ugandan Cultural Diversity. And over 250 people attended the event and among these included Local politicians, individual farmers, Farmer’s groups, Schools, Restaurant owners, Local cooks, teachers, individuals who included also Old people who helped in Local Food recognition , Thanks to Mr. Wali Christopher, Mr. Walusimbi and Ms Nakubulwa one of the our elders who helped us in the selection of Local food. "The world needs slow food, we need to have pride in our local food so lets rise up together today to see the goodness in our local food" said Rogers, the assistant coordinator for Project DISC During his speech. The chief celebrant was the Local Council III (Ntenjeru Sub County) Chairman Mr. Nsubuga Fred
Thanks to Slow food president Carlo Petrin and all the Slow food members around the Earth for letting this happen. Among the Local food eaten in include in their local names:- Baluggu, ensujju (pumpkin), eniina (Small African wild Tomatoes), ensusuti, kivuuvu, kaama (Wild Yams), ekkobe, omubisi (Banana Juice), nakkati (African eggplnts), enswa (White Flying ants), amayuni (Wet land Yams), a matooke (Bananas), ebbuga (Red Amaranth), katunkuma (Bitter egg plants), entutunu and others. We are very happy to celebrate this day.
Farmers after this celebration promised to save The Beauty of the earth by saving our local food and eating it.
"Celebrate the Beauty of the Earth, Eat Local food" This was our Theme of the day
Posted by Edie Mukiibi at 9:49 AM
Background to project DISC
The participation of students in food production does not only enhance their taste behaviours and nutrition status, but can possibly lead to social transformation. Social conditions are complex and therefore positive attitude towards cultivation should be built within children that will in turn help to reverse the existing food shortages. The fact is that Project DISC aims at engaging School Children and the local youth communities in real life production of Clean, Safe and Fair food through working with schools and communities.