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Good Gardeners ready for Africa

Date posted: 29 Sep 2017

How the Good Gardeners have moved on from Gloucestershire to Africa.... Good Gardeners International have undertaken surveys in Uganda gathering information for funding DRY sanitation facilities and their specialist food growing techniques for schools in Uganda that boost nutritional intake for the pupils. We surveyed Peters' School in Jinja in 2016 and the budget has been concluded. This money will pay for everything to train the staff and install the equipment; thus they will have a permanent DRY sanitation System. Our HH-2 equipment is easy to use and produces an optimum fertiliser/soil conditioner in one, using all the crop waste from their large gardens, waste from their kitchens and cooked food waste and all animal waste also. To see the details of the project go to our project link page This cleans up the entire school and grounds area and will eliminate the rubbish dump that is currently breeding rats and flies. with the unique end product HH-4, made from all these waste products,the staff will be able to gorw healthy crops of fruit and veg for the children without the use of any chemical fertilisers, pesticides or herbicides. They are currently not eating leafy green vegetables in their diet due to the cost of chemicals to keep off the pests that attack the leafy green vegetables. This results in malnutrition which is the cause of incomplete cognitive development of a child The HH-2 waste management system will enable the staff to manage thier new DRY sanitation system and save the most valuable commodity - water. Thus saving them lots of money on water wasted for flushing (we have a DRY flushing system) and costs and on sanitation disposal. All forms of sanitation waste are collected in bio liners and transfered into the HH-2 Hot Box system. The heat process purifies the waste of all pathogens. Thus a safe and effective fertiliser is made, which can be used on the school food growing gardens. This is known in Africa as 'productive sanitation'. This programme can be rolled out across Africa to save people not only from undernutrition but from malnutrition and starvation. Simply by collecting all these forms of wastes fertiliser can be made that is so effective it sidesteps the need for any form of chemical fertilisers or pesticides. The Good Garderns train the trainers to roll out this system of self help which enables any community to establish Food Security, improved nutrition and of course improved sanitation. The children can leave the school knowing the bascs for establishing Food Security learning how to grow food in abundance with the HH-2 Hortiicultural System. A teaching centre can be set up at the school for other schools to visit and learn the same techniques utilising our simple HH-2 equipment, which we propose to manufacture in Africa so that it will be affordable to many more schools and colleges and villages. Thus they will be able to supply all their kitchens with highly nutritios, fresh food, and have excess HH-4 fertiliser to sell to neighbouring growers and villagers etc., Thus they will have an income stream for their school based on their new horticultural experience of how to grow food in this perfectly organic way without having to dig the soil. This science is scheduled to be taught and funded in Mozambique with the charity NORGESVEL. in conjunction with Warwick University. Good Gardeners international have many years of experience behind them. We have a demo farm in south Hertfordshire UK where you are welcome to visit to see our HH-2 equipment in service, growing food for our local CSA members on discarded marginal land that has not been ploughed for 35 years. This solves our waste problem, improves our nutrition and prevents all kinds of ests and diseases ravaging our crops. The Director of Rothamsted research visited our farm and was amazed at the crop increases we have acheived with such simple technology. We hope you will be able to help expand our unique work and help improve the nutrition for the children of Africa. Please see our projects link page about Peters School "The HH-2 is long overdue in Africa. It will save lives, improve cognitive development and create Food Security" With Best Wishes, Richard Higgins DIrector, Good Gardeners International. … Read More»

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