Monday, July 23, 2012

July 21: Kitchen garden project

In order to alleviate malnutrition the Government of Rwanda is asking people to eat better and one of the solutions is the implementation of the Kitchen Garden.  It costs about $12 to $15 to install and importantly manages water retention better than regular gardening.  Carrying water is a big chore and this is one reason that people will consider using this approach.  The tiers are meant to have carrots, beets, amarynth and cabbage.  Having green vegetables to add to the diet of corn and rice is huge.  We built five of these while we were in Gashora and we loved working with the local people to install these!

DWC Team
Rwanda, July 2012

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