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 http://www.justgiving.com/january2013beonepercent.
For an explanation as to why our member count has dropped this month, please refer to this recent blog post