Life Support aims to develop the farming capability to create training, employment and income opportunities.
Prior to being donated to Life Support, Eden Farm was run by Ben and Brenda Pitout, training local Zambians in farm management and the development of self sufficiency skills. Following their retirement, the farm fell into disrepair until it was donated to Life Support. The Life Support Team are working toward restoring farming to the land.
Staple crops are now being grown and a large Chicken House has recently been built. Eden Farm is in the process of installing irrigation to help increase the productivity of the farm.
Our vision is that over time Eden Farm will be able to support much of the running costs associated with the projects.
As well as being a working farm, Eden Farm is also the centre for the projects in Chingola: Eden School; Eden Children’s Village and King’s Table.
Buildings have been restored and a Lodge has been built on the farm to accommodate teams and volunteers. Eden Farm has a large Community Hall, used for school assemblies and for church services on Sundays. The hall is also used to host conferences and local camps.