Local farmer goes to Uganda

Grants Pass, Ore,. — “The first time it was the thrill of a lifetime.”

Tony Davis owns Quail Run Farm in Grants Pass.

He first went to a farm in Uganda three years ago with a mission trip.

While on the trip, he met Christopher Ndooli.

A local man working to teach children about farming so their villages can be more self sustaining.

“They’re basically living off the land, and if they can get a bigger harvest then of course their bellies are full.” said Davis.

Now, Christopher has enlisted Tony’s help.

He’s going back for a full month to help teach children at orphanages in Kamapala, Uganda about organic farming methods, planting, and the business of farming.

“I am not an organic farm teacher or anything like that, but just my presence, and my support and the tips I can give them really go a long way.” said Davis.

Some of these villages have no power, and the people who live there have to walk miles just for water.

Tony believes with the right farming tools, that all could change.

“If the children are taken care of and they can get a good education, then there is a chance to break the cycle of poverty.” said Davis.

If you would like to help Tony get to Uganda, you can find out more on his story, and donate on his GoFund Me page:  https://www.gofundme.com/ugandafarmer2017

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