Category Archives: sack gardening

Sack gardening does not require much space and vegetables can be grown according to demand and taste (New Agriculturist)

Read at : http://www.new-ag.info/en/research/innovationItem.php?a=2982 Organic sack gardening in Bangladesh Living in Vabanipur village in Bangladesh’s Malulavi Bazaar District, Ainob Bibi has struggled to feed her four children. Without land, and living close to Hakaluki Haor – a large wetland area … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, container/bottle gardening, food / food security, Gardening / Horticulture, hunger / famine, malnutrition, sack gardening, small-scale farming

A simple question about hunger, a difficult answer (Willem Van Cotthem)

Today, all over the developed world, important parts of the population are combating the economic crisis and in particular the food crisis by switching to production of fresh food. Produced at home, even in the smallest quantities, this “own fresh … Continue reading

Posted in balconies / window sills, bottle towers, city gardening, community gardens, container/bottle gardening, Desertification, drought, family gardens, food / food security, Gardening / Horticulture, guerilla gardening, hunger / famine, hydroponics, indoor gardening, kitchen garden, malnutrition, nutrition, rooftop gardening, sack gardening, school gardens, urban gardening, vegetables, vertical gardening

Sack gardening to combat hunger, malnutrition and poverty (New Agriculturist)

Read at : http://www.new-ag.info/en/research/innovationItem.php?a=2982 Organic sack gardening in Bangladesh Living in Vabanipur village in Bangladesh’s Malulavi Bazaar District, Ainob Bibi has struggled to feed her four children. Without land, and living close to Hakaluki Haor – a large wetland area … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Desertification, Gardening / Horticulture, hunger / famine, malnutrition, sack gardening, small-scale farming

REACH-ing for good projects to REALLY tackle child hunger and malnutrition (Willem Van Cotthem)

Let us read attentively some paragraphs (or parts thereof) of the former posting on this blog (UN News) : RIO+20: UN AGENCIES SAY TACKLING CHILD HUNGER CRUCIAL TO ACHIEVING ‘THE FUTURE WE WANT’ (June 28, 2012) United Nations agencies today … Continue reading

Posted in Desertification, women/youth and desertification, family gardens, food / food security, hunger / famine, drought, container/bottle gardening, WFP, FAO, malnutrition, small-space gardening, urban gardening, vegetables, vertical gardening, kitchen garden, family farming, vertical farming, nutrition, small-scale farming, sack gardening

Vertical gardens and mini greenhouses (SPORE)

Read at : http://spore.cta.int/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&lang=en&id=2064&catid=12 Field report from Kenya Field report from Kenya Two simple technologies are helping urban dwellers to grow fresh produce in very small spaces. The result is more varied diets for families and extra income from the … Continue reading

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What comes first: Strategies for combating climate change or for creating gardens to produce food for children? (Willem VAN COTTHEM / MediaGlobal / UNICEF)

Let me recommend to read very attentively the former posting on this blog : UNICEF: Children most vulnerable to climate change http://www.mediaglobal.org/2011/12/02/unicef-children-most-vulnerable-to-climate-change/ UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, allotment gardens, balconies / window sills, city gardening, Climate / climate change, community gardens, container/bottle gardening, Desertification, drought, family gardens, food / food security, gardening kids, guerilla gardening, hunger / famine, kitchen garden, malnutrition, nutrition, sack gardening, school gardens, sustainable gardening, UNICEF, urban gardening, vertical gardening, Victory Gardens

By the year 2020, some 40 million Africans will be depending exclusively on food grown in cities (Google / MNN)

Read at : Google Alert – vertical gardening http://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/the-constant-gardeners The constant gardeners Confronting climate change and poverty, a new crop of city farmers comes of age in Africa. By OnEarth magazine GREEN SLUM: Mohamed Abdullahi inspects corn at an organic … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, city gardening, container/bottle gardening, Desertification, food / food security, Gardening / Horticulture, sack gardening, urban agriculture/farming

Sack gardening, an anti-desertification tool (Willem VAN COTTHEM)

Please have a look at my newest video : http://youtu.be/UgFxQKPblaw Growing vegetables and fruits in sacks has a growing popularity. In desertified drylands all these food crops can be grown better than in the poor soils. Therefore, sack gardening is … Continue reading

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Sack gardening, a novel tool for the hungry and malnourished (Willem Van Cotthem)

In many countries sack gardening is making sensational progress.  It takes the flight of the condor. On February 18, 2010, IRIN News published the article ‘KENYA: Bag a farm‘ (see : https://desertification.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/urban-farming-growing-vegetables-in-sacks-in-kenya-irin/): ‘Faced with high food prices, low income and … Continue reading

Posted in container/bottle gardening, food / food security, hunger / famine, malnutrition, sack gardening

A simple and cheap way to produce food (Gulayan Bulaklakan- The Philippines)

Posted in food / food security, sack gardening