In total there will be seven weekly meetings with 30 participants
A pilot project that teaches how to create vertical vegetable gardens at home is being attended by families referred by the Social Assistance Reference Centers (CRAS) of Mariana (MG), including those from the impacted areas.
The action, which began on February 13, is organized by the municipality’s CRAS and is aimed at psychosocial support of families that are being assisted by the public unit. The project is taking place during seven weekly meetings with 30 participants, divided into three groups; during these meetings they learn how to grow vegetables in plastic bottles.
In addition to meeting a demand of the local population, the cultivation of vertical vegetable gardens is an opportunity to bring the communities in contact with the earth, and to recover the habit of planting at home. It is also an opportunity for participants to exchange experiences.
The pilot project falls under the responsibility of the Social Development and Citizenship Department of Mariana. The Renova Foundation has contributed to the development of the project with its involvement to the social protection program, the social dialogue program, the agricultural activities resumption program and the environmental education program. Technical information and materials for the activities were provided.