Kitchen garden training brings organic food to the table
One of L&T’s women empowerment initiatives is helping them grow kitchen gardens in their backyards using waste water. Seeds of ten vegetables were provided to women in six villages of Ahmedabad district. They were also provided with technical knowledge in growing Brinjal (Wangi), Palak, Drumstick (Shevga), Gawar, Dingari, Ladies finger (Bhendi), karela, Chilly (Mirchi), Kakadi and Mula. The women took active part in the programme and took up the responsibility of executing and maintaining the gardens. Within a short span of three to four months, the households could harvest fresh, clean and organic vegetables for consumption. It saved them monthly vegetable expenses for an entire season, and cut down travel to distant markets. A variety of vegetables added nutritional value and diverse taste to their diet; and left with them cleaner backyards.