Milingimbi CDP Vegetables
The Milingimbi CDP have completed the first harvest from the their CDP Greenhouse! Rocket was abundant for making salad sandwiches, all organic with no sprays & grown from seed. The CDP Greenhouse is a project under Building Better Communities. CDP participants & supervisors built the Greenhouse from recyclable materials.
To ensure ALPA CDP conserves water, the watering system drip feeds water to the root ball of each plant. Partnering with STEPS and a SEE trainer, CDP participants have received training on growing and harvesting vegetables & flowers for consumption & sale. Literacy, and numeracy education is incorporated into the horticulture training.
Plants grown from seed in the greenhouse are now being transplanted into a prepared garden bed outside the greenhouse e.g. pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons etc
The participants are very proud of their work & enjoy watching the plants grow & sharing the produce with all to eat.
Other plants soon to harvest are tomatoes, capsicums & beans. CDP have built a chook house & will soon have chook manure to fertilize the vegie garden as well as eggs to complement the vegies.
ALPA CDP participants are building a better, healthy community by growing & producing organic vegetables, fruit, flowers & eggs in Milingimbi!