Clean water, thriving gardens: Zambian Abundance!

by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)
Dec 28, 2012

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Household payments for a treadle pump so far...
Household payments for a treadle pump so far...

Merry Christmas / Happy New Year! I wanted to write a brief summary of gardening progress and to highlight quickly our immediate needs. Of the 44 participants in the community gardening program, most are working toward a treadle pump (see photo). These leg-powered irrigation pumps are used to water gardens from surface water sources - providing a huge savings in time and effort for small-scale gardens. At the moment, we have just enough funding to provide these pumps to the 7 households that have really contributed most of the agreed time payments of 13 hours per week over 2 years. But we want to encourage the rest of the community members to reach these goals as well. Please consider making an end-of-year contribution for the ongoing success of these community gardens. On another note, I'll be making a 2-minute pitch of Out of the Ground's developing business model to attendees of the Israeli Designed International Development meeting from Jan 7th - 9th. Do follow the ongoing posts on our Facebook page and blog. God bless, Adam & Sari

A treadle pump
A treadle pump

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American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aabgu.org
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU)
Project Leader:
Adam Abramson
Midreshet Ben Gurion, Ramat haNegev Israel

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