Plastic Bottle Herb and Vegetable Gardens
- By: Werner Knierim
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/werner-knierim-5732057997325872904
- Date Created: 15 October 2023
R 1 700 000
Objective: To establish an innovative and sustainable herb and vegetable garden project using plastic bottles to support a feeding scheme.
Infrastructure Costs: The project requires an initial investment of $85,000 to set up the necessary infrastructure for the plastic bottle garden.
Garden Setup: Create a garden area with vertically suspended plastic bottles filled with soil to grow herbs and vegetables.
Irrigation System: Install a cost-effective drip irrigation system to conserve water and ensure proper plant care.
Seed and Soil Procurement: Purchase quality seeds and fertile soil to kickstart the garden.
Training and Support: Provide training and support to volunteers and community members involved in the project.
Food Security: Produce fresh herbs and vegetables to supplement a feeding scheme, ensuring consistent access to nutritious food for beneficiaries.
Environmental Sustainability: Promote recycling by repurposing plastic bottles into productive garden containers.
Community Engagement: Engage volunteers and the community, fostering a sense of ownership and sustainability.
Cost Efficiency: Save on food costs for the feeding scheme while creating a valuable educational resource.
Sustainability: As the project grows, it can generate revenue from selling surplus produce to cover maintenance costs and support other community initiatives.
Outcome: A cost-effective, sustainable plastic bottle garden that provides fresh, nutritious food for a feeding scheme, engages the community, and supports environmental responsibility.