Yard gardens create food security one family at a time

A long-standing aspect of the training done through our partners at the Jean Marie Vincent Formation Center in Haiti is work with families, typically women, to develop yard gardens or patio gardens.  These are small-scale projects, where family members learn to grow a surprisingly wide variety of vegetables in small spaces.

The current iteration of the yard garden project enrolled 375 new families during the first quarter of the year, with support from the seed bank and training from the agronomy team. Some highlights below:

[caption id="attachment_9336" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Songé (red hat) with formation participants in Kalabat. The packets they are holding include starter seeds for their gardens.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9337" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Songé (center) demonstrates a planting technique to use with drip irrigation in Ti Davi.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9338" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A planter & her child in Ti Davi. They created their garden plots out of found materials[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9339" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Bucket gardens in Siten[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_9340" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Yard gardens can be placed anywhere, even when people do not have actual land.[/caption]