Urban Gardening Training
at the Eastleigh Community Centre
Tim giving out seeds to members of Iftin
This past Monday and Tuesday, we had the joy of having our CBM colleague and friend Tim Bannister return to Eastleigh to lead a follow up training on urban gardening with 25 members of the Iftin Women's Empowerment Program.
Tim and Diane Bannister during the
second day's gardening demonstration
(attracting quite a crowd from the primary school at recess)
Somali and Oromo women building their sack gardens
Aaron and Tim building a sample bag with the ladies
Erica and Tim showing the ladies the basics of gardening
Each of the ladies were assigned a small group that they will build several sack gardens with at the community centre and tend their gardens with. The ladies will keep each other accountable and at any time can take tools and gardening resources back to their homes where they can establish their sack gardens for their families... a fresh and abundant supply of spinach, onions, tomatoes and kales.
Nelius with her small group's first sack garden