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Help Children Grow Tomatoes using EarthBoxes

EarthBoxes are a highly efficient, foolproof method of growing tomatoes suitable for crowded urban areas. Children can easily set up EarthBoxes and grow some of their own food, organically promoting better nutrition for themselves and their families.

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EarthBoxes are a highly efficient, foolproof method of growing tomatoes suitable for crowded urban areas. Children can easily set up EarthBoxes and grow some of their own food, organically promoting better nutrition for themselves and their families.

A DIY version can be made using two five gallon buckets or bigger plastic bins.

Soda Pop Bottle Planters can be used for a easy start by the children and for farming on vertical surfaces like shack walls. (Thanks for reminding me of this Johan)

How do you envision this idea making money?

Children can sell surplus produce at a weekly farmer's market

How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?

By organically improving family nutrition

How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?

Builds children's health, confidence and entrepreneurial skills

What are the short term steps we could take to implement this idea tomorrow?

Start an EarthBox pilot project in Caldas
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ATTACHMENTS

diy-two-bucket-earthbox-sub-irrigated-planter.pdf

DIY Two Bucket EarthBox Sub Irrigated Planter

earthtainer-construction-guide.pdf

DIY EarthTainer Construction Guide

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Sounds great! And seems children could be encourage to grow a lot more than tomatoes in these? Sack gardening was certainly a hit amongst low-income communities when I was in Nairobi last year: http://bit.ly/mathare_thrive Am sure there are ways that we could flesh out this concept and fill in details that would strengthen it even further – get together and build, guys!

I was looking for something on OpenIdeo where a group of people could build something but its not available... it will be marvelous if we, together could build something, not only comment, but create, mix, transform.

I am sure we all love if this option is available here... better things will come out :)

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