Permaculture garden with school buildings in the background

Grow Your Own Malawi Style

Gertrude Banda and students picking okra

Picking okra

School Permaculture Gardens Supplement School Meals

For a number of years, Ganet’s Adventure School has been establishing permaculture gardens to use the land around the school productively to grow food to be used by the school. With the first year of funding for the Feeding Programme came some funds to develop further areas of garden.

“Extending the garden will enable to the school to increase crop yields to firstly provide fresh vegetables to feed the children and secondly to help generate a small income for the school through sale of surplus crops. “

The funding from The Hilden Trust is being used to pay a worker and to buy seeds. The crops that have  been grown in the permaculture garden in 2014 are:

  • Harvested Okramustard
  • okra
  • Tomatoes
  • Green peppers
  • Cassava
  • Potatoes
  • Bananas
  • Sugar cane
  • Maize

The maize has been milled into maize flour which is used to make porridge.

Seeds are saved from some of the crops and are used for the next year’s crop.

The picture below shows some of the permaculture garden and behind can be seen the classroom blocks that Ganet’s Adventure School Fund, sponsors and supporters have helped to build.
We are raising the funding for 2 new classroom blocks. If you want to help us – Donate securely online via Virgin Money Giving

Permaculture garden with school buildings in the background

Permaculture garden with school buildings in the background

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