Growing veggies the LETCEE way

2018-03-14 06:00
As can be seen growing veggies in a bag really does work!

As can be seen growing veggies in a bag really does work!

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ON Thursday, March 8 a large enthusiastic crowd gathered at the LETCEE premises to learn the unique method of planting a vegetable garden in a recycled feed bag.

Mary James, and three of the early educare training staff demonstrated the concept and encouraged participants to actively participate in the filling of bags, planting the vegetable seedlings and watering the newly planted “gardens”.

The enthusiasm and interest of all who participated was evident from the many questions asked and discussion shared about how this growing method would solve a number of problems such as lack of water, poor soil or problematic chickens scratching out vegetables.

The multiple advantages of growing vegetables using this method are particularly pertinent to people living in areas where water is scarce, soils are poor and the terrain is steep.

When experimental plantings were successful, the LETCEE team decided to expand this concept into other areas.

At LETCEE educare centres throughout the district, community members have embraced the idea and regularly tend the vegetable bag gardens, ensuring that the bags receive their required amount of water and successive plantings are sustained.

Vegetables are reaped daily to augment the nutritious meal served to the children. Anyone interested in finding out more about this innovative concept can contact Mary James at LETCEE on 082 858 0819.

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