Agriculture Project

The Agriculture Project aims to work with students and their parents, teaching them and the local community how to make and use compost and grow a diverse range of vegetables in both the wet and dry seasons, providing a healthier diet for their families.

The Project has established a fruit and vegetable garden using a sustainable compost system based on local organic waste material. Produce is used in the Soup Kitchen, given to students, and in the future will be sold at the local market to generate income and provide financial support for this and other CLS projects.

Strategies

  • Plan ways to regularly collect compost materials from the local area.
  • Provide a sheltered nursery to raise vegetable and tree and shrub seedlings.
  • Prepare the garden beds before planting seedlings
  • Plan the growing cycle so a continuous harvest can be obtained
  • Provide weekly lessons in agriculture to the CLS students.