As water can be hard to find in Zimbabwe during the dry season, the children taking part in our Movement of Life gardening project at Warren Park School in Harare have recently begun planting vegetables in sacks. This method of farming allows a freer flow of water to the roots and retains moisture more efficiently than traditional farming methods, enabling the plants to stay hydrated with less water. Crops grown by the children using this approach include tomatoes and butternut squash.
Under the leadership of our local Movement of Life coordinator, Mr. Bruce Kanengoni, the children are encouraged to bring water to school every day to help water their crops. The crops are also fed with manure from the school’s chicken rearing project.
The children are happy that their plants are doing well during the difficult dry season but are looking forward to the arrival of the rainy season when water supplies become more plentiful.