Designs and upscaling of perma kitchen garden

Designs and upscaling  of perma kitchen garden
Participants with LRD officials at the training on kitchen garden held on September 23 at Longleng. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/24/2020 12:03:54 PM IST

Land Resources department (LRD) Longleng conducted training on designs and upscaling of perma/potager kitchen garden concept at district project office Longleng on September 23.

According to DIPR report, a brief introductory note was given by PBCA execution secretary, Tialemba Phom where he emphasized on the role and importance of kitchen garden particularly for a land locked-district like Longleng. In a worst case scenario situation like the prevailing COVID-19 case, the necessity of self-sustaining food security setup like kitchen garden becomes very important. He opined that churches and women in particular should play an important role in popularizing kitchen garden concept in Longleng district. He lauded the department people's friendly initiative, which was of one its kind in Longleng.

District project office Longleng, Kughalu Chishi exhorted the trainees to be attentive, learn and logically strategize the planning and layout aspects of the kitchen garden. He stated that the success of the kitchen garden concept depended on farmer’s initiative and interest.

Training started with kitchen garden concept its relevance, pictorial presentation of design and layouts, site selection, soil preparation/soil building, seed bank, cropping season and pattern, companion planting and its benefits and keyhole concepts. Vegetable seeds were distributed to all selected beneficiaries. Altogether trainees from 14 micro-watershed villages attended the training.

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