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Seedlings thrive in Zanzibar


Seedlings need careful tending to get off to a good start in the field.



Keyhole gardens provide room to grow fresh vegetables in small spaces. The center core contains vegetable and food scraps, which decompose and nourish the soil.

Return to FRESH!

After demonstration gardens and seedling nurseries were established in Bambi and Mzuri villages in Zanzibar in June 2017, members of the WorldVeg Homegarden Scaling Project funded by USAID returned in July to assist farmers and community-based trainers with transplanting seedlings.

The team shared some transplanting tips (such as following appropriate intra-row and inter-row spacing), and then participants made sack gardens for planting amaranth, nightshade and spider plant seedlings.

Several keyhole gardens were constructed and planted, along with raised bed field gardens. A total of 236 participants helped the new vegetable plants take root: 143 women, 65 men, and 27 trainers.

Photos: Alex Allen


Raised beds for efficient vegetable cultivation.