My Leadership in Food Security through Portable Gardening

Sinyuy Geraldine
Posted June 24, 2020 from Cameroon
My Portable backyard Organic Garden.
My Portable backyard Organic Garden. : Leadership in Food Security. (1/1)

Dear World Pulse Sisters,  this is a testimony of my impact as a World Pulse Ambassador. Even though I love gardening and farming,  World Pulse has added value to this skill because I used the IDW funds to introduce portable backyard organic gardening to women in my community. Now many people want to copy this idea and I am happy to share it.  Here is a photo of my own garden.  Due to Covid 19, I have not been able to visit the gardens of other women whom I trained,  but they do tell me that their gardens are helpful.  I am happy to lead in this area of food security. I am endebted to World Pulse. 

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Chi8629
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thank you for sharing Sister,
Your garden is very beautiful .
Thank you for having also teaching women in your community ,you are so amazing and thoughtful .

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Hi Chi, how are you doing? Yes, I believe that knowledge shared is knowledge gained. I love encouraging women to do gardening because it is important.

Chi8629
Jun 26
Jun 26

Iam good , Thank you for all you do . Stay safe darling sister .

Hello, sister Geraldine,

Wow! Your portable garden is producing healthy plants. What kind of plant is that on the photo?

Congratulations on training women to cultivate gardening skills. That would be a dream come true for me one day. We don't have a lot on the apartment where we rent.

The popular hobby in our country right now is collecting cacti and succulents.

Thanks for sharing, dear!

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Hello Karen dear. Thanks for your comment. What are cacti and succulents. May I know what they are or perhaps can you send me a photo of it?

Hello, Geraldine,

Sure. I can send a pic on WhatsApp. They grew with little water. You can add them to your garden.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 30
Jun 30

Great. Waiting for the pictures. Lots of love.

Ellie E.
Jun 25
Jun 25

I like to garden as well and think this is a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Dear Ellie. Gardening is good. I can't live without a garden.

Kabahenda
Jun 25
Jun 25

Sister Sinyuy,

I love your portable garden! It looks so healthy and it seems like you really have a good harvest there!

Communities in many parts of Africa need the kind of leadership that you are bringing to the community.
After the ease of restrictions due to COVID-19, I strongly encourage you to be the light of your community.

Without food security, there is no progress as hungry people are not capable of thinking properly, and we know that hunger impedes learning.

Kudos to you and I wish you all the best.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Thanks dear.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Dear sister Kabahenda, thanks so much for your comment. Yes, I want to carry on with this project so I can help end hunger by contributing to food security in my community. Please I will invite you to assist me in any way you can either by locating sponsors for this project or giving ideas. I know that this is a great vision for my community and many people will like to support and encourage it. Lots of love.

Anne Penikis
Jun 25
Jun 25

So pleased to see you caring for yourself and others thru your garden. It's such a rewarding experience to grow food.

I am sharing a video and article on how to use water or soda bottle to help maintain moisture in containers. Hope you find then helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdI-i38nNY4 and https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Drip-Irrigator-from-a-Plastic-Bottle

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Oh dear Ann. Thank so much for appreciating my garden and for sharing this video. I will watch it. God bless you.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Waoo. I love the watering system. So important and very economical. Less water, less time spent on watering. Thanks a million dear Ann.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 26
Jun 26

Waoo. I love the watering system. So important and very economical. Less water, less time spent on watering. Thanks a million dear Ann.

Deena Mae
Jun 26
Jun 26

This is awesome, Sinyuy. You took a small step toward creating a huge impact in the lives of those who need to see strong, guiding examples of how to empower themselves. You are extraordinary. Keep it up—and let us know how everyone's gardens are growing and how growing food at home is helping you and your community. Thank you!

Sinyuy Geraldine
Aug 03
Aug 03

Dear Deena, so many women who have been impacted by my initiative are very thankful to me. Many have confessed that they are benefiting alot from the gardens. I too I'm benefiting from mine. Today I was with one of the ladies who spent today renewing her garden and adding more vegetables. I worked on mine as well today, bringing down the old tomato plants and renewing the soil for more vegetables. The gardening project was very timely and some how prophetic as COVID-19 has affected both finances as well as food supplies. Those who made gardens complain less because they are eating from their own gardens.

esther atosha
Aug 03
Aug 03

thank you for sharing sister

Sinyuy Geraldine
Aug 03
Aug 03

You're welcome dear sister.