Gardens are simple things. They begin with arable land and seeds, and reach fruition with the help of water, sunlight and a generous serving of TLC. Yes, they are simple. But they can have life-changing importance to gardeners and the communities in which they grow.
Rachel Zedeck “gets” the value of a garden. The social entrepreneur behind Backpack Farm — which equips and trains small landholder farmers in Kenya — is expanding her focus to include the power of gardens in schools. Not only will these gardens help combat malnutrition with the food they produce and the education they provide, they will also serve as investments in one of Africa’s most valuable and vulnerable resources: its youth.
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