BLI Media Corner

This page serves as a repository of BLI stories, news features, videos, interviews, and more. We will continuously update it with the latest news from our Caretakers and staff in Uganda to keep you up to date on the latest happenings in Luweero. We encourage you to share your own videos, stories, and photos with us at Enjoy!

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"Start Small"

Read Notre Dame Magazine's in-depth feature on Bethany Land Insitute, its program, and its impact on youth across Uganda.

Soil expert Ray Archuleta recently hosted a workshop on soil health on the BLI campus. Ray gained international fame after being featured in Kiss The Ground on Netflix. When he visited the BLI campus, he gave our soil health an A rating, a result no doubt influenced by our commitment to natural fertilizers and sustainable farming methods.


See this video, featuring BLI Caretaker trainees, on making organic compost manure. Our Caretakers trainees are creating a series of videos in Luganda (Uganda's local language) to share the knowledge they have acquired at BLI with rural community farmers.

2022 has been a monumental year for BLI. Watch this short end-of-the-year message from Co-Founder Father Emmanuel.

What is Bethany Land Institute? What is our mission? What do we do? Watch this short summary clip to find out.

BLI was featured in Plough Quarterly's Winter 2023 magazine. Co-founder Father Emmanuel wrote the piece. Read here.


Enjoy this video from outreach to Bugungu Umea Primary School in early November 2022. Caretaker Trainee Vincent sings along with the local students, "I'm so proud to be an African."

In September 2022, Notre Dame published a feature article on BLI's work. The story discusses BLI's founding, its current work, its affiliation with Notre Dame, and its hopes for the future. BLI looks forward to many more years of partnership with Notre Dame. Read the article here.

Members of the BLI team discuss their experience of the July 29 launch. Hear from board members, travelers, and co-founder Father Emmanuel himself.

The University of Notre Dame featured BLI's work recently. See the short clip below, which includes interviews of caretakers, BLI staff, and  Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere.

See NTV Uganda's short clip on BLI's launch and general campaign for environmental conservation and restoration.

This one-hour video recaps important moments of BLI's July 29 Public Launch, ensuring that all BLI friends, even those who live afar, can experience the joy of the day.