In January 2013 we are supporting micro-gardens in 10 schools in Gambia.

The use of micro gardens are a simple technology that allow for a large amount of food to be grown in a small area, and even in places without soil (e.g. concrete spaces). You can think of it as a kind of low cost hydronics using simple technology and recycled/ locally available materials. Concern Universal has proven its application in schools already and plan to take it to scale.  It’s one of a range of technologies that helps to feed children in schools, offering a nutritious, balanced diet whilst also teaching children how to grow food effectively. The initiatives in these small schools are currently supporting between 300-500 students but with the projects success and expansion more micro-gardens will help provide important nutrition to thousands of others.

You can still donate to this project here

For an explanation as to why our member count has dropped this month, please refer to this recent blog post