Students explored possible sites, consulted experts, cleared the land, and planted cowpea seeds. Cowpea is a fast-growing legume that is common in Northern Uganda. Leaves are chopped and boiled with okra, sesame seeds and peanuts to make a hearty sauce called boo. The first harvest served lunches for students and staff with enough to also sell at to a local green-grocery, raising enough money to purchase seeds for the next planting.

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