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Farm in a bag giving fresh produce to cities

I still exist, but I've determined that I will not be making an Evokation, and that resulted in my being much less active in the community. I'll try to get caught up, but there was no way I wasn't going to share this article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/04/08/kenya.farm.slums/index.html

An Italian group named Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) brought agricultural experts to teach groups in the slums of Kenya to care for a "farm in a sack". Each sack contains good soil and a variety of food seedlings that grow ripe several times in succession over the course of a year: 25 spinach, 15 kale, 2 capsic** and 1 spring onion . The capsic** and the spring onion provide some natural bug protection. COOPI provides expertise, fences, water tanks, and hoes. At least one community harvests fresh crops once a week and feeds 150 families.

I know I've seen projects like this one discussed hear, so it might be heartening to know that it can be done and appears to be working.

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Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on April 8, 2010 at 2:23pm
+1KS. Please read my post titled Garden in a Sack
Comment by Mary Sexton on April 8, 2010 at 4:00pm
Thanks to both of you, this is one of the coolest ideas ever!
Comment by John D. Boyden on May 1, 2010 at 1:11pm
+1 KS (never thought about abreviating it lol) There are several such ventures ongoing. It is hearteningto see some success at ground level for these projects. btw glad you are styill existing outside of evoke! *S*


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