Provide Vegetable Gardens for Families in Brazil

 
$3,171
$56,829
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Remaining
Nov 16, 2010

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2010

A new vegetable garden we are following.
A new vegetable garden we are following.

Dear donors and project friends,

In this new November project report you will see that our project "Provide Vegetable Gardens for Families in Brazil" is advancing and we are already bringing important progress in our community. As you know, we have difficulties to find families that want and need improvements in their vegetable gardens. We are working with a new home vegetable garden, as you will see in some attached pictures. The partnership with Valença County municipality to implement vegetable gardens in the municipal schools stopped because as I said before, the Mayor was obliged to leave his office for legal reasons, and we did not have elections so far. This part of our project will have to wait a little. We really want to start it again because it can be very useful to improve, ameliorate and enrich the school’s kitchens that provide essential meals to students. In many schools there is plenty of space where to make good vegetable gardens, as you will also see in some photos I joined of a new school where are starting to work with our other GlobalGiving project, “Tree and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil”. This month we finished the building a new greenhouse for Mr. Antonio dos Santos and he can now start a new small business of producing different kinds of saplings of trees, fruit trees, palm trees, spices, flowers and garden plants. Attached you will see pictures of the new tree nursery. Please see a Photo Album and play the slideshow here: http://picasaweb.google.com/Boblamego/AntonioSTreeNursery?feat=email#. As I always say, I am sure that these small investments that offer a chance, preserve nature and water and that can be reproduced everywhere, may represent the beginning of economical, social and environmental changes in the living of many Third World citizens. Thank you very much for your help and donations that make all this possible. I am very grateful to you. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions and who knows some day some of you can come visit us?

Thank you again for this support,

Roberto.

A view of the vegetable garden.
A view of the vegetable garden.
Denise, explaining some technique to the gardener.
Denise, explaining some technique to the gardener.
Another view of the garden
Another view of the garden
We have projects in this school in Valença city.
We have projects in this school in Valença city.
School kitchen and students meal.
School kitchen and students meal.
One of the cooks.
One of the cooks.
Free space at school where they can have a garden.
Free space at school where they can have a garden.
Unoccupied land at this school.
Unoccupied land at this school.
Antonio had this tree nursery
Antonio had this tree nursery
We built a new one. Delivering the covering tissue
We built a new one. Delivering the covering tissue
Starting to cover the tree nursery.
Starting to cover the tree nursery.
The whole family helped in the construction.
The whole family helped in the construction.
The tree nursery is ready and with plenty of room.
The tree nursery is ready and with plenty of room.
Antonio moved his seedlings to the new nursery.
Antonio moved his seedlings to the new nursery.
We are now working to improve this home garden.
We are now working to improve this home garden.

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Project Leader

Roberto Lamego

Technical director
Valença, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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