Community Garden

by The Shanti Uganda Society Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

An onsite community garden provides fresh vegetables to all antenatal, labouring and postnatal clients, making nutritious options accessible. Monthly community garden workshops for clients and community members cover nutrition, organic gardening techniques, sustainable agriculture and food preparation.

$4,000
total goal
$2,890
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In Uganda, food security, malnutrition and drought are all very real issues and some of the leading causes of poverty and death. Shanti Uganda is committed to benefitting pregnant mothers, teens and and the greater community in regards to these issues and obstacles. This includes empowering, educating, and providing a space where individuals and families in the community can grow healthy food, learn, and thrive.

Solution

Shanti's permaculture garden will educate, empower and benefit pregnant mothers, teen boys and girls, and community members through active participation in interactive training workshops. Workshops will focus on nutrition, environmental consciousness, sustainability, composting, irrigation, and how to implement this type of garden on the home-scale. These workshops will engage the community in demonstrations and training sessions tailored to their specific needs.

Long-Term Impact

The garden will have a long term impact on the local environment and ecology by providing nutrition and economic prosperity for the local community and beyond by empowering participants to learn about small-scale organic agriculture and inspiring passion for sustainable attitudes and lifestyles. Shanti hopes these impacts will reach beyond the participants of the garden workshops and into the families and communities of the individuals involved.

Resources

http:/​/​www.shantiuganda.org/​

Organization Information

The Shanti Uganda Society

Location: Coquitlam, BC - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.shantiuganda.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @@shantiuganda
Project Leader:
Maria Wong
Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada
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