Jamaica 4-H has been tasked with implementing the nation-wide school garden program. The idea is that a school’s 4-H club will plant and maintain a garden filled with fruits and vegetables commonly eaten in Jamaica, including sweet peppers, tomatoes, okra, carrots, cabbage, callaloo, Scotch Bonnet peppers, pumpkin, melon, banana, plantain, and beans (usually called peas here). Some schools even have a chicken house (for meat or eggs) or “piggery” (pig house). Ideally, a school can grow all their own food for their school feeding program, except rice, a common staple in Jamaica. A variety of factors prevent this from happening, from school funding, parish 4-H funding, teacher/4-H leader workload, lack of community support, community members destroying or stealing produce from the garden (this is unbelievably common and extremely discouraging to schools), to apathy on students or teachers’ part.