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Mandalas allow more food to be grown in a given area of land. When all plants can be reached without stepping on the garden, soil compaction is avoided.
We show farmers that many different plants can be grown mixed together in the same area of soil. This diversity is more like you find in nature. It confuses bugs and means less competition for nutrients. Filling all the space with plants means less chance for weeds to grow.
Saving seeds for planting the next season is very important for food sovereignty. Saving seed allows the grower to select for the best traits eg drought tolerance, immunity to disease, size, colour, nutrition, and so on. In a changing climate this is even more important.
A greenhouse offers a growing environment that protected from pests, can be easily shaded, often extends the growing seasons.
We are also having carpentry program to help our people acquire modern and traditional skills that can be carried out manually. This means localization of functional products rather than importing them from further afield.
Keyhole gardens can be reached without stepping on the growing area (minimizing compaction).
Raising fish and other aquaculture species is an excellent way to provide protein sources for human consumption.
Let worms do the work! Compost worms are excellent at breaking down any organic materials into excellent vermicast. This is one of the best soil amendments full of healthy bacteria and fungi.
Highly water efficient technique for growing intensive vegetables. Useful during dry times.
Swales collect water when it rains heavily and allows it to soak into the soil over an extended time period so more hydration occurs for each rain event.
Dry toilets are a good solution for enriching our compost and creating a natural fertilizer that improves our soil. There is a bucket under the toilet seat. After each use, a high carbon (leaves, wood shavings, sawdust, etc) material is added.