Give a garden as a gift

Xmas excess is upon us but in some parts of the world Xmas is just another day to find food to eat and feed the children.

A Keyhole Garden allows a family to grow enough food for three meals a day – even in the face of an extreme climate and poor soil.

Keyhole Gardens recycle as they grow. The design – which looks like a keyhole from above – incorporates a central ‘basket’ where compostable waste is placed and used water from the kitchen is poured. They add nutritious vegetables to diets and are especially useful in areas where good soil is scarce. They get fantastic results: families start to grow enough to eat, to give to their neighbours and to sell at market.

Keyhole Gardens help to extend the growing season, even in dry periods, so that food can be grown by families nearly all year round.

Send a Cow is a UK based charity that can organise for you to give a keyhole gardento families in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Lesotho.

http://www.sendacowgifts.org.uk/build-a-keyhole-garden

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