Help Fund Garden for Ghana
Dear supporters of Garden for Ghana, I will be leaving for Ghana this week to work with our team from the Yamoransa Green Club. It’s time to start vegetable seedlings in five more garden plots that are ready for planting. The Green Club has been composting these beds since November and there’s more garden plots to fence. We’ll also be speaking with villagers who are interested in learning how to start their own gardens.
We are planting more gardens in preparation for 100 volunteers from Yale Alumni Service Corp. who will be coming to help us in August. They will be able to choose to help the villagers in many ways. Among them are helping small cottage businesses, creating a library for the new ICTC (Information Communication Technology Center) building, teaching classes plus also helping us teach other villagers how to compost and stop erosion. Together, we will start native plantings that include trees and other useful food, even medicinal plants.
Please make a contribution. Our goal is to raise $2k for this round of improvements. This will help build fences, buy trees plus purchase other food and medicinal plants for more garden plots. Here are some examples of what your contributions can make happen:
$50 — Buys fencing for half a garden
$75 — Feeds 50 local people at a community event to teach composting and learn about nutrition by eating food from the garden.
$100 — Buys fencing for a whole garden
$200 — Rents a truck for a week to haul manure and garden waste that is used to compost several garden beds.
$500 – Provides food and lodging for four college intern workers over a one week period to help the villagers build and manage the construction.
We want to accomplish many things before the rainy season begins in May. Everyone is ready to work. We just need your support for these expenses.
CNGF also hosts community events in Yamoransa that get more people interested in joining our Garden for Ghana program. We also encourage more people to become involved with our composting program. This important work regenerates topsoil in an area that has the world’s very worst loss rates of arable land. Our work started in 2013 and, with your generous help, has expanded to eighteen selected sites.