their garden. There were about 10 families, who already consumed their own
vegetable in whole without spending money in the market for vegetable. Many others
had grown in progressive level, but at the time we involved, the crop season was over
and plants were not giving any crops. Few kinds of vegetable were well grown in
many houses that they had more than for their consumption. Mainly they were leafy
were also infected by some bugs. Excessive evaporation was commonly seen almost
in every garden. That resulted many plants withering and fewer yields. Some
vegetables that normally grow in upcountry were introduced also in other regions to
be grown. That was practically proved by the agriculture institutes. So our project has
also introduced them to grow in the village. But at this time, it did not make expected
harvest. We are making investigations in that regard.
village map and reports before starting the research. Then it took us one week to visit
all the families in the village. Then we identified 119 actively involved families for
the project. Identified their problems and needs. Assessed their home gardens and
provided initial advises to continue the project.
intended to appoint leaders for each section that divided in the prepared map. That
will help us to communicate with the villagers and to organize activities without
wasting time. It was also planed to provide basic training for the leaders that they can
also support the other villagers in need. It will also help us in many other ways. The
meeting was very successful and we had 17 leaders in different levels selected.
seeds and bags for needy families. We introduced soil sterilization and mulching
system for the villagers for the first time. We also advised designing and planning the
garden for a better looking and comfort for work. We also introduced corn seeds for
each family in the project. We also introduced new techniques in compost making.
We will be after each of them to guide them for our goal.
systems to intensify the quality. Also made aware them the value of using
composting. Now the people are well tended to use composting. They seem
interesting to know more about composting.
other plants were scattered all around or confined to a corner. Some times they
exposed to direct sunlight too much or else, they were kept in shadows that did not get
enough sunlight. We were now able to design them to a better standard that helps well
growing and good looking in each garden.
varieties in their gardens. Some are growing up to 12 or 15. Each plant is well
designed and attended. It has also intensified the interest of the villagers toward their
gardening. So they desire spending more time in their gardens.
has also helped spreading diseases and other infections. Our new introduction of crop rotation seems interested by many families and they are willing to change their crops in each circle. We are expecting good result in the future.
Though we exaggerated about our project, we also noted some families, who are already
disappointed as they could manage crop diseases and their hardly earned crops were
destroyed. We had to talk lot to console those families to reengage them with the project.
Improve the variation of crops
Find better solutions for diseases
Develop the harmony among the villagers
Encourage the villagers to grow in higher scales, those who are capable of that.
To hold a fair for excess vegetables, if any!
time we visit. Some are working out side the village and others are taking their
children to school or private classes, which has become a very competitive among the
people. As we have planned visits in regular time table, if we missed one family, we
have to take extra time to visit them in other day. That will break our schedule in
statement made by agro department, they seems not suitable for this region. But more people are more interested to grow these types, though they are commonly grown in mild climatic conditions. Though we do not promote them again, the people have many requests regarding them.
less water, but now it has changed and monsoon rain has increased the level of disease spreading high. We were not well prepared for this condition as we did not expect that much rain at this time.
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