Food Gardens in Africa
What are Slow Food Gardens in Africa?
Slow Food Gardens in Africa are important project that help to improve food security and nutrition, provide access to fresh, healthy food and promote biodiversity by planting a variety of crops, including traditional and heirloom varieties. These gardens support sustainable agriculture and help to protect the environment. By using agroecological techniques, the gardens also reduce the need for pesticides and herbicides, and they help to conserve water and soil fertility.
What We Do
Support local communities in their journey towards a better food system
Provide our local network with tools and guidelines to set up an agroecological garden
Link gardeners with a wider network of colleagues from all over the continent and with trained national garden coordinators of reference, for daily support
Empower local producers with technical trainings on agroecology
Facilitate gardens’ education and advocacy events in the gardens
Monitor & Evaluate the results and impact of the gardens
Share successful stories within and outside the network through films, publications, articles, conferences and more.
What You Can Do
As an individual
Find out where the closes garden is to you and start engaging in the activities or consider to launch your own Community or School gardenDiscover more
As an Individual, a donor, a foundation, a school, a SF community
Financially support the resilience of the program by making a donation
Support the program by sharing it within your network
How To Set Up A Garden
Make sure that the gardens will be properly followed in the future. To make it thrive, we raccomend to have a group of approximately 10 people/students and a Garden Manager following the daily activities – if you don’t have a community, create one!
Agroecology is the beating heart of SF gardens, make sure that the people managing the garden receive accurate information on how to make their own compost, multiply their seeds, enrich the soil, preserve local species of crops…the Handbook is a very helpful resource that can support you in developing a training
The resilience of a garden increase if the gardens receive the support of the local community – spread the word and work towards a constant strengthening of the network
Complete the forms to better understand the overall development of the garden’s activities, what is working very well and what can be improved in the future
The F2 form, collects data on the garden (crops, management, use of natural resources..) and needs to be filled in at every cropping season
The F3 form aims to measure the impact of community gardens at household level, measuring income generation, food security, benefits on health and other aspects
The Slow Food gardens network is wide and full of experienced gardeners who are very to share their knowledge, wisdom and techniques with you
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