Photo credit WVC 2011-09 – Bottle towers for growing vegetables and herbs in a minimal space, anywhere on earth.
Container gardening against hunger and child malnutrition
Author: Willem Van Cotthem
No one can deny that container gardening is “an easier ballgame” than growing plants in the ground, particularly in the drylands. There are many advantages in avoiding plant growth in a poor dryland soil by using a better substrate in containers (improved soil without any pests, bigger water retention capacity by limiting evaporation, less weeds, more oxygen, etc). Most people are not aware of the fact that plants can do with limited ground space, even grown in competition with other species in a container.
Not only “savvy families” are beginning to combine container gardening and cultivating fresh food. It is more and more recognized that this type of gardening is a key for combating hunger and child malnutrition. Indeed…
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