Home Food Garden Project (COVID-19 Response)
The Home Food Garden Project will support 50 families experiencing food insecurity in Sambour Commune in rural Siem Reap, Cambodia. The goal of the Home Food Garden Project is to provide these families with hands-on training, mentoring, seeds, fertiliser and resources, enabling them to establish food production using their existing land. This project will be implemented by our program partner (HHA’s) local Project Coordinators, who will conduct hands-on training and mentoring, providing the families with free seeds, fertiliser and resources to launch their own gardens. The families will be provided with recycled containers and wood to make their own vegetable beds, utilising their limited land. The training course will include: the importance of using natural resources to grow vegetables as opposed to dangerous chemicals, which are commonly used in Cambodia, choosing the right vegetables for their land, how to grow vegetables and; how to make their own fertiliser. The families who are selected will sign a contract as a way of demonstrating their commitment to establishing their home garden. Following training and mentoring, the Project Coordinators will continue informally mentoring the families for two months, in order to provide support and ensure the success of these gardens in establishing sustainable, long-term food security. All resources will be purchased from small businesses in the community, injecting much-needed funds into their hard-hit economy.
2021 GRANT APPLICATIONSThe Tucker Foundation will be accepting grant applications from eligible organisations from Monday 21st June to Friday 20th August 2021. The application form will be available on this website during this time.
Applicants will be notified of their outcome in late 2021