Build victory gardens for 200 Ethiopian students

by Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB), University of Colorado at Boulder
Dec 7, 2011

Fall 2011 report

surface water harvesting system under construction
surface water harvesting system under construction

Our volunteer, A Gebru, visited the victory gardens pilot project and stated that the the rainy season was over two months ago, in September, however, the young apple trees are doing very well. The two water collection tankers were refilled due to one heavy  rainfall at the beginning of November. The clay pot irrigaiton system are also saving water as expected. Our on going activity during these dry season is to complete the ground surface water harvesting system that we started in August. Now that the the pond under construction is dry, we plan continue with construction by building inside walls and water proofing it.The pond will be sealed with concrete and cement. It will also be fenced for safety. Once th eunderground water harvesting system is completed the water need of the demosntration site will be saved. We appreciate your continued support to successfully complete our goal of training the students in victory gardens.  It is reported that our activities have coincided with the Ethiopian government’s aggressive support to farmers to create a household based water bank to deal with the hazard of climate change in the country.  

Thank you for your continued support.

Young apple trees are doing very well
Young apple trees are doing very well

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Project Leader:
Tsegay Wolde-Georgis
Boulder, CO United States
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