To help feed the children and staff at Eagles Wing’s Children Village, over eleven acres of the site have been cultivated and are planted with such food crops as maize, beans, cassava, potatoes, and matooke. Eagles Wings Children’s Village also has 150 mango trees and 130 orange trees.
Eagles Wings Children’s Village keeps a cow for milk and some chickens for eggs and meat. They plan to add to their livestock in the future.
Eagles Wings has a farm manager and two farm assistants who plant and harvest crops. Uganda has two growing seasons and, therefore, two harvests each year. Hard work and proper management are key factors in increasing yields. At EWCV, a method of farming called “Farming God’s Way” is used. The farm workers also take care of the animals.
The students in Beth Pipe Nursery and Primary School plant, tend, and harvest food crop gardens.