Rains have finally come and the children are excited to plant their new crops in their gardens.
We look forward to a variety of fresh foods come harvest time!
Which means it is time to put the finishing touches on our cold room construction.
We are very excited about the prototype cool storage design we are testing. Our Styrofoam bricks and cement provide so many benefits. Cheap, sustainable, environmentally friendly way to recycle Styrofoam through creation of multiple beneficial uses!
We are exploring other cheap, replicable, mobile “cool storage” containers. Keeping newly harvested foods fresh is a challenge for many farmers. With mobile cold storage availability, farmers would be able expand their market reach.
Our testing is showing very encouraging results. So good in fact we are considering the possibility of setting up a “Cool Storage Sustainable Social Enterprise”. This way many more people would be able to benefit. So keep an eye out for more updates on this exciting emerging project!
In the meantime, we have almost hit our funding goal for our Smart Young Farmers. Our choice is to end the project or increase the fundraising amount we need.
We are just getting started!
Our garden’s can continue to expand, offering a wealth of opportunity for organic gardening experience for the kids.
How far can they take it?
Will they get to a point where leadership emerges and excess harvest can be turned into a business for the children?
Why would we stop now!
This also provides the opportunity to continue to develop the cold storage possibilities utilizing Styrofoam bricks and concrete.
August 12-16 GlobalGiving is sponsoring their Little by Little campaign. Now is the time to send us a message. Your small donation will go farther, and we will know we have your continued support to see this project through as far as it can go!
Thank you for your support,
Michael and Evelind