Established in 2007 on Lake Kyoga near the town of Bugondo, New Eden Farm is a 70 Acre demonstration farm built around sustainable organic farming methods. The goal is to create a model for Ugandan farmers that will greatly enhance their ability to manage their farms in a more sustainable and profitable manner while decreasing the dependency on costly chemical inputs and GMO seed schemes. The farm is the culmination of a long term dream shared by the members of Hands in Service to acquire skills to develop the God given resources of land, water and sunshine, and stem the migration of youth to large cities where jobs are virtually non-existent and poverty abounds.
As these skills are developed we hope to establish an agricultural training center or institute to teach and demonstrate the sustainable organic methods of caring for God’s precious earth, utilizing cover crops, composting, rotations and mulching, thus becoming nurturers of the soil, not exploiters. We hope to demonstrate practices that enhance and improve the life of the soil to benefit the plants and animals and ultimately the health of the people. In short, as followers of Jesus, to care for His garden.
The farm manages livestock including cattle and goats and grows a large market garden along with rotational grain crops. A portion of the farm has been designated for agro-forestry and plant propagation projects for trees and garden plants.