Microgarden Concepts

The Integrated Microgarden Concept

Microgardens are small scale production units (0.5 or 1 m2), which can help all people to produce and consume daily a variety of nutritious vegetables.  These will usefully diversify their diet and protect their health against nutrition-linked diseases. Microgarden technologies enable the production of vegetables in very small spaces and are there for well adapted to the urban environment and high density populated neighbourhoods where access to space and water for irrigation are a constraint and can fit on balconies, patios and rooftops. Since growing microgardens doesn’t require heavy physical efforts, it is an attractive activity for a broad range of people: women, man, children, elderly, disabled.

Microgarden systems are designed to allow families to grow at home a broad range of leafy vegetables as well as fruit vegetables, selected root and tuber crops, herbs and condiments for home consumption and neighbourhood marketing. 

The integrated microgarden concept proposes the useful integration of production technologies with water saving and rainwater harvesting, sustainable soil fertility management through the recycling of kitchen waste into compost,  improved nutrition  through increased consumption of fresh vegetables and condiments, increased income through the doorstep marketing of production surplus. 

Integrated microgardens are also proposed as a model for educational schoolgardens. 

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