Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti

 
$2,020
$13,980
Raised
Remaining
Mar 13, 2012

Bonus Day! Your support could go 30% further!

Overseeing seedling production in Lory
Overseeing seedling production in Lory

The “Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti“ project is making great progress!  In January and February 2012, two Farmer to Farmer horticulture production specialists visited the town of Lory and met the student agronomist who is working with the garden project. They were preparing land for planting and had also done additional trial beds of various vegetables. The Farmer to Farmer team demonstrated techniques for seeding and thinning and also discussed plant nutrients and composting. As soil had been identified previously as a challenge, they also did soil tests. During the trainings, producers in Lory also had a chance to ask questions and much of that discussion was about composting. There were also additional field demonstrations in transplanting seedlings. Now in mid-March, more than 4,000 tomatoes seedlings as well as 2,000 pepper, cabbage, and eggplant seedlings are ready to be distributed to 50 beneficiaries in Lory.

As the project continues to grow, your support is critical. The nursery is still in progress, additional supplies are needed, and on-going training and technical assistance will make sure the garden project becomes sustainable.  Today – March 14th – is Bonus Day at Global Giving, with a potential 30% match for your donations. Give today to help improve vegetable production and nutrition in Haiti!  

Sorting seed packets in Lory
Sorting seed packets in Lory
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Project Leader

Peggy Carlson

Director, Farmer to Farmer Program
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti