The impact that homestead gardening can have for food security in communities is significant.
These home gardens have a slightly different focus and utilise permaculture guild theory. They usually include fruit and/or nut trees, medicinal plants and herbs as base and then grow vegetables and legumes. The idea is to supplement household nutrition with a diversity of plants over as much of the year as possible.
This initiative follows a similar design to our Trees for Homes programme, in that we train community educators who aid the households in establishing and maintaining their gardens for a period.