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September 8, 2011

Outrageous Gardeners Worldwide

This grew out of my own website which is focused on self-sufficiency gardens which do not require a plot of ground. As I researched around the world to obtain the most functional designs, I began to see that small gardens, kitchen gardens or allotment gardens, were far more effective in combating hunger and poverty than large agricultural plots as most of the agricultural work around the world is done by women. Women must also tend the children, cook the food and bring in the wood and water. So it made sense that small gardens near to the home is a must. Sometimes there is inadequate supply of land near the home; sometimes these families are in urban areas. Thus was born the notion of "Outrageous Gardens" growing food anywhere without tilling or arable land, using recycled materials and available organic inputs and greywater.

Now I want to know more about the women who tend the gardens, feed the families and bring in the water and wood. I want to know what would make their lives easier, what are their dreams for themselves and their families, what they need in order to feed their families. With this information I want to create linkages one to another, one helping the other. We have the answers for each other. Let's hold hands and share what we know and pass it on to make the lives of other mothers, sisters, daughters and their families healthier and more abundant. Send your stories, your ideas and your suggestions. Create a discussion and lend a helping hand where possible.

And watch for gardening ideas on my website and let me know if they are helpful.

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