Growing a Sustainable Future: Sustain for Life Hospital Gardens
Demonstrates sustainable agriculture techniques to produce nutritious food for hospitals.
Sustain for Life’s hospital gardens at Bwindi Community and St Francis Mutolere Hospitals in Uganda provide patients and staff with food while offering a platform for training communities in sustainable agriculture, nutrition and sanitation. This helps them become self-sufﬁcient, using low-cost solutions to combat hunger. Sustain for Life generates income by selling surplus food produced in its gardens. It also helps participants replicate the skills they have learnt in their own communities, increasing the impact of the enterprise.
Sustain for Life developed the agricultural enterprise at two hospitals in southwest Uganda and continues to support them.
Bwindi Community Hospital donates land and directly implements the project through training in sustainable agriculture skills and producing nutritious food.
St Francis Hospital Mutolere provides land, promotes sustainable organic agriculture, produces quality food for the hospital.
The 2013 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.