Through community meetings and a needs assessment with local people, high rates of infant malnutrition and low consumption of fruits and vegetables were revealed. SLA began a gardening project in the schools of four communities, involving the teachers, pupils and parents’ associations. Many families then established vegetable plots on their own land. Recently, SLA has started a community and family gardens project, working mainly with existing grass roots organisations.
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- This is a fairly modern but very popular method of growing in nutrient-rich soil, whilst at the same time suppressing unwanted weeds.
- The urban gardeners are not looking for a private area, but want to plant the urban city as a collective.
- Too much and the ground can become soggy and the plants can be starved of oxygen; too little and they are not