Farming can be a lost skill in urban areas so FOKAL works with local communities to learn the latest techniques in urban agriculture. Family gardens can be grown in back yards, roof-tops and balconies. Community gardens can be grown in vacant lots, school yards and parks. They promote healthy communities and provide food security for malnourished, low-income families. Over 120 families and 15 primary schools are involved in the community gardens project.
Would-be gardeners learn the latest in organic farming techniques and get a startup supply of vegetable and herb seeds to start their own gardens. Once the gardens are harvested, gardeners have healthy food to feed their families and maybe a surplus crop that can be sold at the market.
Help establish more urban agriculture in Martissant with a donation to the community gardens program.