Forest School Mpigi
In order to increase the production of organic vegetables by local farmers, improve the inadequate medical services in rural areas and at the same time protect the environment, natural healers are being trained in traditional medicine and organic farming methods. As a way of generating enthusiasm for organic methods amongst the younger generation, the Forest School is supporting the development of smallscale businesses. Medicinal plants are highly valued locally and so the project is making natural healers aware of the importance of the forests so that they can act as ambassadors for the responsible use of natural resources.
Stories from this project
First the soap, then the school.
At first glance the soap production and the forest school do not have much in common. But the soap improves hygiene in the village, health and interest in the village group. Whoever joins it soon learns about the forest school in Mpigi and the opportunities for further education there. Read...
A long route to water
Even idyllic locations are not without their daily problems. The seedlings growing at the Forest School in Mpigi, Uganda need more water but it’s a long way to the nearest source. Read...