One of our faithful farm and landscaping workers who has been working much of the time over the last two years with our strawberry production at the Timothy Centre is a young man named Medard. He is in charge of caring for the very large strawberry patch (transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting, preparing berries for sale, etc.), amongst other jobs. He is not that fond of eating the fresh berries himself (an unusual fruit here in Uganda) but when he saw a jar of the great strawberry jam that we produce he seemed interested to try it. Was he impressed! He was so happy to enjoy the fruit of his labour!!
Arleen’s mom first started making the jam when she was visiting earlier this year, and now that she is back in Canada, Karl has taken up the task of trying to keep up with the demand for this delicious luxury here in Masaka. Its helps bring in funds to continue with the Farming God’s Way program here that is helping to educate local farmers in more productive farming methods.