UAWC constructs residential gardens in Hebron
30\6\2019 The Union of Agricultural Work Committees completed a project that entailed establishing residential gardens for young women in the Kharsa area of Dura, in the Hebron governorate. Four fully equipped residential gardens were constructed to accommodate several types of irrigated agricultural systems, including suspension systems for hanging crops in addition to growing crops using traditional farming methods.
The project mainly targeted women who are the family breadwinner, for which the total number of families benefiting were 4, a total of 12 individuals. The total number of distributed seedlings was 3,200 seedlings, including tomatoes, cucumber, beans, eggplant, squash, bell pepper, strawberry and a number of other leafy vegetables, thereby meeting the daily requirements of the families.
The preparatory stage of the project was previously carried out, which included agricultural training sessions on land preparation for planting, planting operation, fertilization requirements, and homemade fertilizer production, as well as practical training for the women during the distribution of seedlings.
UAWC, through these residential garden projects, aims to meet the basic needs of families by utilizing urban areas adjacent to their houses in an effort to ensure self-sufficiency and food sovereignty.
It is worth noting that this residential garden project is funded by Grassroots International in coordination with the Dura Directorate of Agriculture and in cooperation with the Kharsa village council.