Partners hope to improve lives with plants
Nationals in Central Asia will soon have the opportunity to learn horticulture as a means of feeding their families. A BGR partner based in the area plans to build plastic greenhouses on a piece of land already used to produce fruit trees and field-grown vegetables. The partner wants to introduce local farmers to greenhouse vegetable production and plant propagation, and he will use the existing orchard to improve their skills in pruning, grafting and post-harvest handling and storage. He and his team also plan to build a classroom, and they hope to train locals in urban kitchen gardening, as well.
“These skills would enable families to grow some of their own food,” the partner says. “As a result, it could help provide employment alongside improving their economic situation.”
Pray the farmers who attend these trainings will be receptive to the information.