This is a very productive, low cost sack planter demonstration garden. Why is it that we do not have a garden like this (including raised bed sub-irrigated planters, SIPs) here in the biggest city in America? Why is it that planters like these are not included in the so-called USDA Peoples Gardens?
My plan is to find locations in all five boroughs to give the people of New York access to information about safe, productive, space saving methods of growing food in the city other than in a dirt box or often-contaminated city soil. I have several ideas about variations to make this sack planter method more durable and even more productive. Stay tuned.
Please contact me if you know of a location with public accessibility. It could be a school or current community or neighborhood garden. Brooklyn is my first priority to get this program off the drawing board and on the ground.
UrbanGreenscaper [at] gmail.com
Garden in a sack in Nairobi
1Responsable de la cellule technique / Référente sécurité alimentaire. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL, 50, rue Klock, 92110 CLICHY Ligne directe : +33.(0).1.80.21.05.10, Standard : +33.(0).1.80.21.05.05, Fax :
+33.(0).1.80.21.05.99 Courriel : email@example.com, Site Internet : www.solidarites.org
Following shortages after the post-election violence in Kenya in early 2008 and faced with soaring food prices, Solidarites International, a French NGO, implemented a “sack garden” project in Nairobi’s slums where more than 60% of the population lives.
Solidarités International main strategy was based upon two major objectives: 1) to increase access to food using the “garden in a sack” concept; and 2) to increase the income available for household use through the sale of vegetables from the garden in a sack.