Home Food Garden Project (COVID-19 Response)
The Home Food Garden Project will support 100 families experiencing food insecurity in Pouk 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 the opportunity to launch their own gardens. The families will receive recycled containers and wood to build their own vegetable beds, maximising their limited land.
The training course includes:
– COVID-19 preventive activities/actions
– the importance of using natural resources to grow vegetables as opposed to dangerous chemicals, commonly used in Cambodia
– how to choose the right vegetables for their land
– the techniques of growing vegetables
– how to make their own fertiliser and;
– how to prevent domestic and family violence.
The selected families will sign a contract as an agreement for their commitment to establish their home garden. After the completion of the training, the Project Coordinators will continue to mentor the families informally for four months.
This ongoing support is key to establishing sustainable and long-term food security.
All resources will be purchased from small businesses in the Pouk community, injecting much-needed funds into their hard-hit economy.