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Afghanistan: I can grow vegetables to feed my family and from the surplus I can even make a small profit


Assadulah in his greenhouse. Foto: PIN Archive.

The EU funded project lasted for 28 months and in total supported over 1000 low income households, specifically focusing on women with particularly limited access to income generating activities.

People in Need Czech Republic
2017
(Must see. Mike)

Excerpts:

Assadullah has been selected as beneficiary of a project tackling urban poverty in Mazar-i-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan, undertaken by People in Need and funded by the European Union. One of the project activities is focused on kitchen gardening.

Assadullah’s life changed a great deal since he started cultivating the small garden behind his house. “Before I joined the project I did not have enough information about agricultural activities and did not know even know what a greenhouse is,” describes Assadullah. “Previously our daily diet did not include vegetables and if we had guests we had to buy vegetables in the market,” he adds.

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A Look At 11 Community Gardens Around Oakland, California


Map of the Gardens at Lake Merritt.

Established in 1984, the Temescal Community Garden is the first community garden in Oakland.

By Susan XU
Hodline.com
Jan 5, 2017

Excerpt:

There are an infinite number of ways to metaphorically put down roots in Oakland, but urban farmers have limited options. Oakland Parks & Recreation’s Community Gardening Program maintains just 16 community gardens around the city.

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