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Crash Course on Integrated Farming for School Teachers

Crash Course on Integrated Farming for School Teachers

A Crash Course on Integrated Farming was held 4-9 January 2016 at the Bhutan College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobeysa for 40 school teachers from 13 Dzongkhags. The Course highlighted the importance of school gardening and linkage of gardening, nutrition and WASH. It also covered technical and practical training on vegetable and livestock production. The […]

VGtS training in Bhur, Gelephu, Sarpang

VGtS training in Bhur, Gelephu, Sarpang

Submitted by Thinley Dukpa, Assistant VGtS Project Manager CoRRB, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu The Vegetables Go to School (VGtS) Project, in collaboration with the Council for RNR Research of Bhutan CoRRB, DoA, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), DSE, MoE, RIHS, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), organized Training […]

By February 2, 2015 Read More →
Burkina school gardens in the news!

Burkina school gardens in the news!

School garden activities in Burkina Faso attracted the attention of local broadcasters, who interviewed Abdou Tenkounao, AVRDC Regional Director for West and Central Africa, and Mamounata Sandaogo Quedraogo, Inspectrice de l’Enseignement du Premier Degre, Ministere de l’Education National Burkina Faso, about the Vegetables Go to School project. Running time: 00:15:05

More plots, more vegetables!

More plots, more vegetables!

by Tej Prasad Vegetables Go to School Nepal has established gardens at schools in Dolakha and Ramechap districts. More garden plots were prepared to accommodate more types of vegetables. Space is provided between the plots so that students can walk through the garden to tend their plants. School gardens are a new concept in Nepal […]

Great ideas to promote vegetable consumption!

Great ideas to promote vegetable consumption!

The Indonesia Vegetables Go to School project team has developed two clever tools to encourage students to eat more vegetables: a handy lunchbox and a school classroom clock! Both are printed with the words, Anak Pinat Suka Makan Sayur — “Smart Children Like to Eat Vegetables”. These two items are great ways to remind children […]

Surveys begin in Indonesia

Surveys begin in Indonesia

photos by Ratih Rosyiati “Smart Children Like to Eat Vegetables!” That was the message shared with schoolchildren by the Indonesia Vegetables Go to School project team members coordinating data collection in the country. After being measured for height and weight, students filled out survey questionnaires about their eating habits and knowledge of vegetables. They also […]

Working for Vegetables Go to School!

Working for Vegetables Go to School!

Summer interns and project staff at AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center Nutrition Lab in Taiwan discuss the nutritional values, usage information, recipes, and taboos associated with commonly grown vegetables in the project countries. The group will help prepare materials for the Vegetables Go to School project. Dr. Ray-yu Yang, AVRDC Nutritionist, is at the […]

Quick tips for COMPOSTING

Quick tips for COMPOSTING

  1. Pick the right place for your pile! It’s best to set up a compost heap near the garden. Keep compost piles away from food preparation areas. 2. Start your compost pile on bare earth. This allows worms and other beneficial organisms to break down the compost materials…and be transported to your garden beds […]

Nepal’s garden plots – Year 1

Nepal’s garden plots – Year 1

The VGtS Team in Nepal prepared a map of their garden plots. Take a look!

Building vegetable tunnels in Nepal

Building vegetable tunnels in Nepal

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.