Income – generating Activity among Rural Communities through Kitchen Gardening.
How to live a healthier lifestyle, earn income for themselves?
The AHD has introduced the program simple and healthy concept of Kitchen gardening to promotes local food production, which reduces the dependence on external food sources and helps in building a sustainable food system. By promoting organic and sustainable farming practices, the program reduces the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which can have harmful effects on the environment. By growing their own food in their backyards, people can save money and generate additional income by selling surplus produce in the local market. By growing and consuming fresh vegetables, the program promotes a healthier lifestyle, which can have long-term health benefits for individuals and the community. The program promotes community engagement by bringing people together around a common goal of local food production. This can lead to the formation of strong and resilient communities that are better equipped to tackle local challenges. The kitchen gardening program can contribute to building a more sustainable and resilient community by promoting local food production, sustainable farming practices, and community engagement.
The model of kitchen gardening not only provides fresh vegetables and fruits for families but could also generate income from the sale of kitchen garden products. This model can be practically applied to most rural households and is cost-effective for rural communities. In this model, AHD provides support in the form of seeds and training to beneficiaries for gardening. AHD provided training to 12,400 families, and they are all living their lives happily.
There are many benefits to having a kitchen garden, including:
- Fresh, healthy food: You may cultivate your own fresh, healthful vegetables in kitchen gardens, which can be more tasty and nutrient-dense than products you buy at the store or shop.
- Saving money and selling: If you cultivate a variety of plants and utilize them in your cooking and meal planning, you can grow your own food and save money on grocery expenses. You can always sell extra in the market if you end up with too much or give it to your relatives and Neighbors.
- Environmental benefits: By reducing the distance your food travels from the farm to your table, kitchen gardens can help you reduce carbon dioxide emissions. By letting you grow only what you need and consume it while it’s still fresh, they are also beneficial in the reduction of food waste.
- Better mental and physical health: Taking a peaceful and therapeutic hobby like gardening can help lower stress and enhance mental and physical well-being.