Nonprofit teaches residents of food-insecure area to build small kitchen gardens

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Many rural farmers sell harvest to buy food

The world's hungry are farming families. In Africa 70% rely on their land to feed their families and make a living. Yet climate change means harvests are less reliable. Rains fail. Land is less productive. Disease and conflict further undermine the very fabric of African communities and a family's ability to grow enough food to survive. This can change.

Solution: Grow a variety of vegetables for home consumption in a kitchen garden

Keyhole Gardens are a great addition to any school grounds and will really help your pupils to learn about 'good news' projects in Africa. The design – which looks like a keyhole from above – incorporates a central ‘basket’ where compostable waste is placed and 'grey' water is poured. They get brilliant results and are a fantastic whole school sustainability project. Hundreds of schools have used the gardens to talk about compost, recycling, food and life in African countries.

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Dave Cannon is a Seattle-based entrepreneur and consultant to nonprofits and small businesses. He loves Thai food and takes terrible photographs. You can follow him on Linkedin.
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