The Agrihouse Foundation has lauded the management of Rejuvenate Gaia Global, the official licensed importers of Greenfert organic granular fertilizer, for the company’s support and donation towards the “1 household, 1 garden’ initiative.
The initiative, which has already registered over 600 households, is designed to scale up government’s ongoing efforts to support families and communities to be more reliant through the provision of accessible source of augmenting the daily food needs as a sustainable lifestyle.
The ‘1 household, 1 garden’ initiative, an interventional is an ideal activity for individuals and families to grow their own food for home-consumption, as well as to experience farming in a controlled, small area from which they can make the leap to scaled-up farming.
For its construction and maintenance, the standards used for the wooden trays, 1sqm (one square meter), is the same as that used for organic cultivation; and recyclable materials shall also be used.
The varieties of mixed vegetables being offered free-of-charge to households will include small plants (radish, carrot, onion, spinach, beetroot, okra, lettuce); large plants (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant and pepper; and vertical plants (tomato, cucumber, green beans and peas).
Interested households are assisted by Agrihouse Foundation’s team to set up these home vegetable gardens, as well as provide training, training manuals and some level of supervision.
“As an interventional organization, aside from our other roles of advocacy and conducive environments for agric dialogues and business, we identify gaps, especially in our agricultural space and food requirement, and quickly set out to devise means to fill in such gaps,” Ms Alberta Akosa, the Executive Director of Agrihouse Foundation said.
The 1 household, 1 garden initiative, presents a sustainable approach, towards a national agricultural revolution, which will in a short term, impact and transform our socio-economic and environment positively.
The Managing Director of Rejuvenate Gaia Global, Mr, Randoph Obeng Frimpong, said his outfit is grateful for the opportunity to partner such a laudable project which has the tendency to revive Ghana’s agricultural development.
“For us at Rejuvenate, we are always pleased to partner initiatives such as the ‘1 household, 1 garden’ to create a legacy in the agriculture sector” he said.