Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Garden in a Sack

I was watching the Smithsonian Channel on TV the other day and saw a program on how women in Africa are feeding their families in the middle of a slum by gardening in sacks. I then searched the Internet for additional information on this and came up with these articles.

A Garden in a Sack
The Sack Gardens of the Kibera Slum

Anyone can grow a garden in this manner! Even if you live in an apartment, you can grow some of what you eat. I can think of a few benefits of growing food this way:
  • No land required
  • Inexpensive to start
  • Very little care involved
  • Hard to overwater
  • Mobile - you can move it when the sun moves
Even if you don't have a lot of time, energy or land you can still grow some of what you eat next year. This spring, go to your local home and garden center and take a look at the seeds for sale. I bet if you look, you can find something to grow that your family likes to eat!

Wishing you a prosperous garden in 2013!

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