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Kardashians plant a vegetable garden

Kourtney, Kendall, Kim, Khloe, Kylie, Kris

Photo by Kristian Dowling/KK/Getty Images for GI
06 Aug 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA (L-R) Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner plant a vegetable garden at their family home on August 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

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A Brisbane, Australia primary school has a kitchen garden


A Brisbane primary school is achieving improved learning outcomes, after turning classrooms into a kitchen and creating an extensive vegetable garden.

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden at Ashgrove State School

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (SAKG) program is a dynamic curriculum program for children in year 3 to year 7. The program instills in children the values of growing their own produce and utilising this produce to cook healthy delicious meals. Children learn many valuable life skills through their participation in the program.

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‘Urban Gardens for Survival’ in Harare, Zimbabwe

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A mother picking vegetables in a successful garden.

A small Scottish based charity, ROKPA UK has helped support small scale local gardening projects for disadvantaged households in Harare over the past 20 years.

By Mary Gillies
ROKPA
2014

Just as gardeners in Canada are growing their seedlings and preparing for the summer months, food insecurity in much of Zimbabwe is reaching crisis proportion. With current unemployment levels at 78% most families cannot afford the increasingly expensive cost of foodstuffs which now have to be imported, given the failure of many farms in Zimbabwe.

A small Scottish based charity, ROKPA UK has helped support small scale local gardening projects for disadvantaged households in Harare over the past 20 years. Presently 13 such successful ‘allotment’ garden projects have been established in the suburbs of Harare, each supporting on average 25 households. The vegetables from these gardens are often the only food these families survive on throughout the year. Any surplus produce is sold at the local markets to cover other basic necessities.

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