The Community Garden Initiative completed its first phase on the 21st of October with the delivery of the last harvest to the families living in Punjabi Line, Lum Sohra. The families were selected to be the recipients of the Community Garden’s vegetables following a thorough survey of the area.
The four families headed by Mangal Singh, Geeta Kaur, Savarini Kaur and Samriti Kaur respectively, were happily surprised by the gifts of packages containing purple flat beans, native to the Nagaland region. “We enjoyed your vegetables very much,” said Samriti Kaur.
Phidarilin Uriah, Associate Trainee, NESFAS, upon completion of the previous round of delivery that took place on the 6th of October expressed her enthusiasm for the initiative, “We are very happy with the success of our small initiative. There is yet another chapter we will be involved in. This time we are going to double the number of surveyed families to be included in the initiative.”
The upcoming chapter will unfold more opportunities for planting diverse crops, helping more families, involving more people and establishing nobler motivations. The area around Nongrimmaw, Shillong, will be added to the area of survey added to the Punjabi Line area. Like the previous survey, this one will also be projected up to four families only.
The seeds planted in the second sowing of the NESFAS Community Garden include mustard leaves, tree tomato, garlic, cauliflower, cabbage, peas, radish and a few garden herbs.