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!

Watch above, as Edward Musisi, BLI's first intern with a physical disability, speaks about his experience at BLI and future agricultural plans. BLI is committed to ensuring everyone can join our movement, regardless of disability, gender, income, or background.

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VLandTV, managed by BLI Caretaker Trainee Victor Arimpa, continues to produce wonderful videos about integral ecology and BLI's programs. Visit his channel by clicking below.

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Our first Monitor feature for 2024 is out! Titled "Creativity, Love for Nature Liberates Community from Non-Biodegradable Waste," this article features BLI's efforts on campus and in the surrounding community to eliminate single-use plastics.

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BLI's efforts received publicity through multiple articles published by Monitor, an independent daily newspaper in Uganda. Read the stories by clicking below.

The Laudato Si' Institute, hosted at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, is partnering with BLI to offer an internship at BLI in early 2024. The internship aims to engage in monitoring and evaluation of BLI's agro-ecology training and formation program. See here.

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BLI was recently featured in a Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) blog post about collaboration and research in Africa.

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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.