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Agriculture

Niranjana Public Welfare School

 

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Agriculture

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Agriculture
Kitchen Gardens
February 2009 Pilot Program
Orphanage Garden
How you can help

Kitchen gardens

The aim is to provide nutritious food in households or communities with highly inadequate access to nutrition.
The process will involve encouraging the growth of the
most nutritious plants in a small garden around the home,
in consideration of seasons, ease of propagation and cost
of seeds.


A close to waste-free small farming system

Using permaculture techniques, all wastes from the kitchen and garden are recycled or re used, with the gardens providing food for humans and animals and any inedible garden waste used in compost. Animal waste is re used as mulch and in compost, restoring life and nutrients to the soil.  


Identifying the need

Villages are assessed on the basis of need, monetary situation, ability to source adequate nutrition (current diet), land ownership and willingness to participate. Review of the clinic data on common ailments in certain villages also allows the identification of possible nutrient deficiencies.


Identifying the location and planning the garden

  • Researching seed costs, seasonal availability, ease of growing
  • Water needs and adaptation to climate
  • Multiple uses for plant
  • Possibility of including animals into system (milk/eggs/meat)
  • Assess conditions of soil and access to water
  • Create possible design and planting schedule
  • Plan for maximum diversity


Making the 'useless' useful involves:

  • Land regeneration as much land goes unused and is left cleared, compacted and degraded
  • Encouraging villagers to use land close to their houses, which can be considered useless
  • Establishing new planted areas for small scale vegetable growing
  • Increasing tree plantings, particularly fruit trees
  • Optimising the use of waste water
  • In some cases, the installation of hand water pumps
Read about the 2009 Pilot Program


 

News & updates


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Bihar in need of rain
In Bihar this is the rainy season but still now there is no rain, so most of the village people are not happy because they feared if there is no ...
Written by George,
02/07/10
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Cow and a calf update
The cow and calf are settling into their new surroundings and the boys have been busy looking after them. In doing so, they have built a new shelter ...
Written by Volunteers,
09/09/09
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Bihar in need of rain
In Bihar this is the rainy season but still now there is no rain, so most of the village people are not happy because they feared if there is no rain ...
Written by Staff,
07/26/09
New cow!
Exciting news this week at the orphanage was the arrival of the cow! The boys were threatening to call it Tini or Helen (after our current ...
Written by Volunteers,
03/23/09
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Kitchen gardens pilot program
Australians Patrick O'Neil and Andrew Kratzing, and local man Sunhil joined forces to bring a wide knowledge of permaculture and horticulture ...
Written by George,
02/10/09

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