Gardening in small spaces

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Food Security means having enough to eat. Seeds for a Future is working with rural moms in Guatemala to share knowledge about growing nutritious foods at home -- even if the available space is very small. These photos show a field work project by Kharla Vides a Guatemalan graduate student, to demonstrate home gardening with recycled and locally available materials, showing that even the smallest spaces can be used to produce nutritious food.

Seeds for a Future is a US501c3. We're working with the people of Chocola, Suchitepequez, to help them create a better future for themselves and their families. Equally important, our approach in Chocola is the pilot and testing phase of a model program for integrated rural development in which we address food security and nutrition, improving agriculture (and thus the family's economy), and enhanced learning opportunities for all ages and levels of literacy.

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Gardening in small spaces

  1. 1. Fighting Malnutrition Via Family GardensFood Security doesn’t mean your food has an alarm system, it means you and your family have enough to eat.Seeds for a Future is working with rural moms in Guatemala to share knowledge about growing nutritious foods at home -- even if the available space is very small.
  2. 2. These photos show a field work project by Kharla Vides, aGuatemalan graduate student.Her project focused on home gardening with recycled andlocally available materials, to demonstrate that even thesmallest spaces can be used to produce nutritious food.Kharla was supported in her project by Seeds for a Future, anon-profit working with the people of Chocola, Guatemala, tohelp them create a better future for themselves and theirfamilies.Chocola is the beta-site for testing Seeds for a Future’s modelprogram for integrated rural development focusing on foodsecurity and nutrition, improving agriculture (and thus thefamilys economy), and enhanced learning opportunities for allages and levels of literacy.
  3. 3. Gardening in small spacesA Tripodcan be usedin a verysmallspace, andalso usesrecycledplasticbottles tohold theplants.
  4. 4. Gardening in small spacesAnother tripod, withlocally availablebamboo to hold theplants and soil.
  5. 5. Gardening in small spacesThis tripodcombinesbambooandrecycledplasticbottles
  6. 6. Gardening in small spacesThis bamboopyramid usesrecycledplasticbottles tohold theplants
  7. 7. Gardening in small spaces Finally! A good use for old shoes!
  8. 8. Gardening in small spacesIf youhave afewblocksleft over,they canbe put togood use
  9. 9. Gardening in small spacesAnotherway to useblocks toincreaseyourgardeningspace
  10. 10. Gardening in small spacesPlant boxes made of left-over lumber
  11. 11. Gardening in small spacesAnothertripod, withlocallyavailablebamboo tohold theplants andsoil.
  12. 12. Gardening in small spaces

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