Maji Zuwa and Determined to Develop have previously grown a small number of vegetables to supplement the diet of the residential sponsored youth.
With the help of three fantastic engineering students from University of Dayton, we have built a much larger garden, and installed a drip irrigation system, which will allow us to grow vegetables throughout the hot season.
The very exciting new garden project provides nutrition for the youth, in a country where chronic malnutrition is a very real problem. It also functions to introduce the kids to gardening, aspects of permaculture and teaches them about different types of fruit and vegetables. In the north of Malawi, there are a very limited number of vegetables regularly available, namely tomatoes, onion and cabbage. We are currently growing things such as lettuce, zucchini, cauliflower, peas, beans, strawberries, various herbs and much more!
Tawonga chomene (We thank you)