Demonstration farm vegetable garden
October, 2015 – January 24, 2016
The project this month was to plant vegetables and fruits. One focus this year is to teach the families the importance of having a balanced diet. This was done by teaching the families how to farm. How to take care of the vegetables and the fruits by themselves and on their farms. We would not have been able to achieve this target without our great support.
The concept we used: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.” This is what our foundation, Teach to Grow, is all about. We teach people how to become self-sustainable for a lifetime. We develop mentalities. We are not putting band-aids on a situation but instead getting to the root of hunger and malnutrition in one person, one family, one village, and one province at a time!
We were able to get the material needed and we worked hard on creating the Demonstration farm. We were able to create a cabbage demonstration garden. As you can see some photos of our vegetable garden from our demonstration farms. We were able to introduce some new vegetables to the families, such as the previously mentioned, cabbages, and onions, and tomatoes. We showed them how to take care of each of the vegetables so that they would be able to grow these vegetables on their plots/gardens.
It is exciting to bring change and we hope that these families will use the knowledge we gave them to improve their lands and food source. These are but only small steps to fight against malnutrition and create long-lasting sustainability.
December 2015 - April 2018
In March, we were able to donate seeds for cabbages and carrots to an entire village. They are working together to improve the quality of life. In the coming months, we will begin teaching them the basics of nutrition so they can better feed their kids. We are changing lives, one person and one village at a time!