Building vegetable tunnels in Nepal

Story and photos by Tej Prasad Acharya

Vegetables Go to School Nepal has started to make tunnels for vegetable gardening. Tunnels were prepared at five schools in Dolakha and four schools in Ramechap. The tunnels are made using locally available material like bamboo. Teachers, students and people from the local community participated in building the tunnels. Dr. Yuba Raj Pandey, Head of Horticulture Research Division, and Dr. Duruba Raj Bhattarai, country member of Vegetables Go to School, visited the tunnel site. Tej Prasad Acharya, Program Officer, explained to students about the importance of using tunnels for vegetable gardening.

Tunnels are used for:

  • growing seedlings inside the tunnel
  • protecting seedlings from rain and frost
  • cultivating nutritious vegetables inside the tunnel during the off-season

Tunnels were prepared at the following schools:

  • Devi Higher Secondary School, Dolakha
  • Seti Devi Lower Secondary School, Dolakha
  • Sarbha Ma. Vi. Dolakha
  • Bhim Higher Secondary School, Dolakha
  • Buda Bhimsen Secondary School, Dolakha
  • Sankhe lower Secondary School, Ramechap
  • Bidhya Sharam Lower Secondary School, Ramechap
  • Nilakantheshowor Higher Secondary School, Ramechap
  • Sarada Sanskrit Higher Secondary School, Ramechap

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