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Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on April 30, 2010 at 4:26pm
Exactly!!! People all over the world move around more due to job opportunities, better living conditions, forced migrations, wars, natural disasters, etc . . . I personally have moved a lot and it´s hard to restart gardening again with every move.

The evokation I´m preparing will center around ideas like garden in a sack- Affordable, practical, small, space efficient, modular and fun!!! We have so much to learn from African countries and the genius of the African people. The African continent is the Motherland of all Humanity, we should all pay close attention to our common roots.
Comment by Thys van der Veer on May 16, 2010 at 2:08pm
This is a very good idea.
First: If you really want to make it portable, then don't make it too heavy.
Start with thinking about a weight of each mini-garden sack of about 20 kg. Humans can lift such weights, when heavier we might injure our backs.
Second: (in line with the cradle to cradle movement; waste equals food;)
I think, we should focus on bio-degradable sacks; e.g. made out of poly-lactate (still in development); http://www.kluyvercentre.nl/content/doc**ents/whitebiotechnologyatt...
or sack made of a home-made now existing bio-degradable material in Kenia. Which material?
Question: What is the ideal usage time in Kenia of this mini-garden? ... disposal considerations ...
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on May 17, 2010 at 1:37pm
@Thys, sacks used in Kenya are generally made out of sisal which is a natural fibre grown in Kenya and is biodegradable. Off course there are other sacks in the market especially those used to deliver relief foods which are not made of sisal. This garden is used maily in informal settlements (slums) where space is at a premium.


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