Gardening Generously

January 25, 2006

For most of us gardening is a hobby that provides a source of relaxation, pleasure, and a little extra garden fresh produce to supplement what we can purchase from the local supermarket.

For others however, gardening is a serious enterprise that’s essential for survival and the primary means of earning income and putting food on the family’s table.

Usually I present gardening tips to help improve the growth of your backyard garden, but today I’d like to share an idea that could make a big difference to a gardener far outside of your community who raises a garden as more than just a hobby.

Living Generously is an organization providing opportunities for people to make a difference in the world by sharing their time, money, and resources to help others. Many of their projects involve agriculture and enabling individuals to become more self sufficient.

Current projects include activities promoting gardening in impoverished areas, beekeeping as a means of income production, raising drought hardy livestock, and development of inner city community gardens.

You can designate a gift of seeds and tools to help families grow food, supply a goat to produce milk and income to a family in Zambia, purchase a bicycle so that an experienced farmer can travel to neighboring villages and provide training in sustainable gardening practices, or select from many other important gifts.

To see the entire list of interesting projects and learn how you can help make a difference visit the Living Generously website and view their Agriculture gift category.





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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

abe/happy January 27, 2006 at 8:44 am

Hi Kenny this looks like a great organization. Id love to give a gift to a Zambia family. Im glad I found your blog as Im a newbie gardener :-)

Kenny Point January 27, 2006 at 1:46 pm

Abe, I especially like the fact that by contributing you’re not just lending a helping hand for today, but also providing a means for assistance and self sufficiency in the future.

Welcome to the blog, come back soon and tell your friends about it. I’ll be adding a new category with ideas designed especially for beginner gardeners sometime next week.

abe/happy January 28, 2006 at 3:16 am

Yippee cant wait !!
Have a great day :)

Putting Greens February 23, 2006 at 3:34 pm

Do you allow readers to subscribe to this rss feed?

Kenny Point February 23, 2006 at 10:09 pm

Yes, I do allow RSS subscriptions to this site, the feeds are towards the bottom of the sidebar on the right.

Vegetable Garden April 28, 2007 at 9:34 am

Love the site. Great information on vegetables. Please also checkout Home Garden Guides a new encyclopedia on vegetable gardening.

cheers!

Beekeeping December 7, 2009 at 11:45 pm

That’s true, gardening is a good source of relaxation and pleasure aside from the benefits you can get. Gardening is worthwhile hobby beyond compare.

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