My World, My Garden provides opportunities for participants to learn:
Organic food growing
Tending the gardens effectively
Increasing output to soil sustainable levels
Composting of vegetable waste back into the garden
Harvesting, processing and storage
Food production for daily needs (recipes) and for sale
Fun food production and re-sale
Excess production to sell into community kitchens
Symbiotic relationships between foods both in and out of the garden
Recycling and composting
We’ve increased attendance of girls to 75 in 2016 in the Bergnek community
In Vancouver, we created a curriculum for kids to plant, nurture, harvest, store and cook the foods they grow.
The wall in Vancouver serves the needs of 50 children each week.
In the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver we created a curriculum for kids to plant, nurture, harvest, store and cook the foods they grow. The wall in Vancouver serves the needs of 50 children each week.
There have been 6 entrepreneurial businesses started directly out of the program including a construction company employing 22 people, a roadwork company that employs 20 people, a furniture factory that employs 10 people and serves 17 communities.
GirlStuff.Period manufactures school uniforms and reusable, washable menstrual kits. In conjunction with their business the ladies of GirlStuff.Period have donated menstrual kits to over 3,000 young girls in need in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
In addition to this, a grocery store, and a medical clinic in the works for 2017