Combating Climate Change with Agroecology

by Village Volunteers
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology

Project Report | Feb 19, 2023
Feeding Families Sustainably

By Shana Greene | Co-Executive Director/Village Volunteers

Dear friend,

You are receiving this update because you donated in the past. We want to thank you and let you know of our ongoing mission and successes.

We all want to do what we can to help the next generation. We want to help people raise food for their families and it now seems like climate change is happening so fast, that we are called to be helping this generation deal with what comes from climate swings. 

We have been working on the reforestation of cover to support vital ecosystems, promote wildlife protection, and foster sustainable livelihoods and food production for local communities by protecting and enriching their watersheds.

Your funds have provided trees to plant and tools for farmers to help meet the needs of families struggling with poverty and malnutrition. With Joshua Machinga, the Kenyan partner, we work in cooperation with the Ministries of Health and Agriculture. 

The project has been vital to many struggling families during these difficult times. With climate change, Kenya experiences more intense storms and flooding where low-lying floods and torrential rains can destroy crops.

A project that all families can partake in combines intensive home-based agricultural training on "sack" gardening, participatory peer-to-peer health, and vegetable growing solutions for the poorest family. Sacks are filled with earth and then planted with vegetable seeds, offering an important solution to many of the challenges of those without land. 

Sack gardening is low-cost and doesn’t require chemical fertilizers or pesticides or even land. Organic waste from the kitchen is converted into compost and used in sack gardening, while greywater from washing is used to irrigate the sacks. 

To date, over 900 families are practicing organic sack gardening in Kiminini, Kenya thanks to donations. 8 to 10 sacks provide a household with a regular supply of vegetables and generated an average weekly income of $21.

We thank you for being a part of a true grassroots approach to helping families have sustainable food sources and ask that you think of us when you are reminded of the crisis that we all face. 

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Location: Seattle, WA - USA
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Mountlake Terrace , WA United States
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