Creating a vegetable garden

Delta Cultura has received funding from the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION in order to create a green space that allows the youngsters of the association to develop skills related to the management and preservation of one of these spaces. Nowadays, DCCV is helping about 250 youngsters, who participate in all the activities promoted by the center, and will involve 30 of these kids in environmental education and management of a garden.
In order to facilitate the Access of the association to the water system, it’s mandatory that it installs a pump and tube system which can recycle and transfer the used water at the center, to an already existing tank – that in this moment works as a drip irrigation system. The association has a space that was previously used as a garden, however because of the high costs it wasn’t possible to maintain it.
With the pump and the tube system, DCCV will have access to water at a low price, will be able to reuse the 400m2 of garden, by providing the adequate conditions to cultivation and production and the youngsters will have a direct way to comprehend and act actively in the preservation of the water as well as practicing a sustainable agriculture.

Aims and goals:
Aim 1: Delta Cultura Cabo Verde and its members will have easy Access to water at a low price.

Goal 1: At the end of the Project, Agro-Colonato will have installed the water pump and the necessary tubing to connect both tanks.

Goal 2: At the end of the Project, the filtration tank will be pumping water to the big tank, that is now used for irrigation.

Aim 2: The rehabilitation of the 400m2 of garden, by providing the adequate cultivation conditions to produce.

Goal 1: At the end of the project, close to 30 teenagers from 7th and 8th grade, together with Agro-Colonato, will have completed the rehabilitation of the community garden of DCCV.

Goal 2: At the end of the Project, close to 30 teenagers from 7th and 8th grade, together with Agro-Colonato, will have planted products in the restored garden, to lead on with the practices for sustainable growth.

Aim 3: The teenagers from DCCV will have better knowledge and will lead the demonstration of the agricultural practices and of the conservation of water.

Goal 1: At the end of the Project, 30 teenagers from 7th and 8th grade will have participated em theoretical and practical gardening sessions.

Goal 2: At the end of the Project, 30 teenagers from 7th and 8th grade will have learned and used techniques for sustainable agricultural development.

Goal 3: At the end of the Project, 30 teenagers from 7th and 8th grade will have created and sold products, in exchange for money, that will help their families as well as the maintenance of the garden itself.

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