16th to 31st of October 2021
"Hydroponic systems are less suitable for urban gardeners, as they are quite costly and need a more skilled approach."
Greg is the founder and CEO of City Shamba and the Mwengenye Lifestyle CBO in Kayole. The Social Business and the CBO go hand in hand, both presenting presenting urban centers as part of the solution to fight hunger and malnutrition.
City Shamba provides vertical gardening structures and hydroponic systems to urban dwellers, as well as continuous advise.
Mwengenye Lifestyle CBO offers training programs, Empowering youths and women groups as one of MLCBO's program. The CBO trains them on community gardening to produce vegetables for commercial purposes to earn them income.
In the video, Greg briefly explains the differences, advantages and disadvantages of vertical gardening and hydroponics .
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
– Mahatma Gandhi
ARE YOU THINKING OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD?
Are you thinking about growing your own food – on your windowsill, your balcony, in the backyard, or in a shamba on the outskirts of your hometown? Would you like to move towards self-sufficiency, not just for yourself, but also for your community and the city where you live?
Did you ever think about a more sustainable, even regenerative way of farming?ShambaJijini Summit brings you stories of people who grow food for their families without the use of chemicals. People, who earn a living from regenerative farming or even created a completely new career path for themselves.
If this is your line of thought, welcome to ShambaJijini.
Meet the pioneers in regenerative urban farming, business and urban livelihoods. Find inspirations in the stories and experiences of ambitious individuals, who are dedicated to produce healthy food and show pathways to regenerative food systems and a good, healthy live.