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FOOD SUSTAINANCE

At Phronesis we have a state of the art greenhouse/food garden that we use for our Agricultural Science Practicals.

Our School vegetable garden is a great way for our children to learn about where their food comes from and to get them excited about eating fresh vegetables. It is also a chance to learn outdoors! Learning where their food comes from makes for a longstanding healthy lifestyle.

The garden teaches them valuable gardening and agriculture concepts and skills that integrate with several subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education, and social studies, as well as several educational goals, including personal and social responsibility. 

Our agricultural studies are broken down into: Soil Science, Plant Production, Animal Production and Agribusiness.

IMPACT OF OUR PROJECT

Our project will create young entrepreneurs. The children will learn how to manage and run a vegetable production and sales business at a tender age.

The benefits of the programme include an increase in the number of students acquiring agricultural knowledge and skills who may eventually become smallholder farmers will learn about how to use IT to access agricultural information. This will increase agricultural productivity, enhanced teaching of agriculture at all levels of learning; increase in backyard farming.

The schools will be linked to universities offering Agriculture and Information Science. The Ministry of Education, Faculties of Agriculture and Information Science, and other research institutions as well as the Ministry of Agriculture, will work together to ensure that local and region-specific research findings are repackaged and used in our school.

VEGETABLE GARDEN (FOOD SECURITY) WISH LIST

    • Printing of Agriculture manuals written by the school
    • Irrigation for garden
    • Seeds / Seedlings
    • Fertilisers
    • Gardening Tools
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