KNOW YOUR FARMER FRIDAY
Last week we talked about how a grandmother was able to provide food for her grandchildren through the practice of home gardening which saved her money in the areas of buying foodstuff for her family.
In doing this, she imbibed some cultural practices in her grandchildren and also gave them responsibilities in the areas of having to do labour work on the farmland.
Today we will be talking about the importance of home gardens and how they have helped people in one way or the other.
Small food gardens near the family home have traditionally made an important contribution to the family. Home gardens can help provide variety in the diet and supply vital vitamins and minerals.
From these home gardens, some farmers now grow crops to sell rather than just for family use only.
Most rural women don't even know they are helping to reduce world hunger and poverty by engaging in home gardening because to them it is a way of life, they grew up seeing their families own various small plots around the house where all kinds of crops are planted.
On market days, these women carry their produce to sell, some go as far as different communities to sell. Some villages are even known for having the best variety of crops where people come from different locations to buy. From selling these produces they make money to supply other needs in the house.
We really cannot emphasise the importance of home garden, from providing you with food to also been an extra income generation.
Let's make home gardening cool again, no space is too small.
Let's plant something, let’s plant anything.