|Description of Project||Our garden development project is designed to provide the essential materials and skills needed to maintain a sustainable garden in our community in Paraguay. A collective of women has gathered with the hopes of building bio-intensive gardens, improving nutrition through increased and diversified vegetable consumption, and developing their economic situation through improved subsistence production.
In order to reach these goals, we are carrying out a series of skill building workshops and aim to obtain materials such as more durable wire fencing that will keep out the livestock, shade cloth for summer gardening, and some basic tools such as shovels, hoses, irrigation tape, wheelbarrows, etc. The workshops will be held on a weekly basis for four months, covering topics such as natural fertilizers, compost, soil preparation, natural insect repellents, seed saving, food preservation, farm finance, nutrition, and summer gardening. These workshops will be organized and presented by the women, local professionals, and myself, who have experience in the preceding topics.
Funds awarded to the project came from distributions of the Beryl Brinkman Memorial Fund.