Health, Sanitation and Food Security Project

Oct 15, 2012

Vegetable Gardening in the Backyard

Vegetable harvesting
Vegetable harvesting

In this report, we focus our effort in promoting vegetable gardening using organic fertilizer found around the house, eg. kitchen waste, grasses, animal waste, human urine. Urine is considered sterile and is a good nitrogen fertilizer for the plants. We encouraged the mothers to do vegetable gardening as a hobby and to fill their vacant times. In so doing they are productive and gardening is also a form of relaxation and leisure for them. We provided the seeds and vegetable seedlings while they do the making of the organic fertilizer by piling a compost. There are mothers who excel in this and we ask them to be our "barefoot technicians" teaching those around them. In this report, we are able to reach out to 34 mothers. This initiative is crucial in the sense that most poor Filipinos lack micro-nutrients and that these can be remedied by having small vegetable gardens.


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Cora Sayre

Executive Director
Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental Philippines

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