Farming Right Along
Posted by Alisa Van Dyke on March 29, 2013

What do you do when you make a little extra cash? Some of us might go out to eat or buy those new shoes we've been eyeing. Others might invest it or put it into a savings account for a rainy day. Well, these two graduates of Healing Hands food workshops are using their "disposable" income to change their families lives!

 

John (pictured left) is a student who has been trying this "miraculous" kind of farming. He planted onions which he harvested at the end of February and managed to get 75 kilograms. He sold some and kept the rest for his family. He was then able to use that money to pay examination fees for his last born and according to him he has a plan to have more beds despite the challenge of water. Already he has planted four raised beds and with 120 meters of drip lines it will be easier for him to water his vegetables.

 

Francis (pictured right) is another exciting success story! He says although he doesn't have a donkey to carry water, he will not be stopped by anything. After selling tomatoes, Francis managed to feed his family and also bought a small tank where he can put his water. He did not stop there, he went ahead and bought a watering can which will help him as he waits for the drip lines. He has planted five raised beds so far.

 

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