Construction of a greenhouse for the cultivation of vegetables and herbs for a healthy and vitamin-rich diet as well as the production of compost
The main goal of this project proposal is to build a greenhouse that uses only solar energy without resorting to other energy sources for heating or lighting, for example. Various types of vegetables are grown in this greenhouse in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
The municipality of Munaytika is located in the Cordillera Sur Oriental mountains in southern Peru at around 4,500m above sea level. The geography in this region is very difficult and the climate is humid and rainy all year round. In addition, the community is far away from more populous upper centers of Peru, so that the supply is difficult. The residents of the community were able to adjust to this environment and the climatic conditions within certain limits. However, the diet of the inhabitants is mainly based on the consumption of potatoes and is otherwise not very varied. This leads to a deficient diet low in vitamins and also to diseases such as anemia.
2. Objectives of the project
The main goal of this project proposal is the construction of a greenhouse that uses only solar energy without resorting to other energy sources for heating or lighting, for example. Various types of vegetables are grown in this greenhouse in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner.
The cultivation of different types of vegetables contributes to a more balanced and varied diet and thus enables a significant improvement in the health of children in particular. The greenhouse will be built in one of the schools on municipal or state land. Different varieties of seeds are made available and parents are trained in processing vegetables into healthy meals. Another goal is to promote the recovery and conservation of indigenous plant species. Finally, the organic residues are also used for compost production for sustainable agriculture.
Direct: Country school with approx. 30 children
Indirect: 50 families from the Munaytika district with an average of 6 members (300 indirect beneficiaries)
a) Cooperation with local communities and the parents of the students to build the greenhouse with the construction materials provided.
b) Construction of the side walls of the greenhouse
c) Construction of the greenhouse roof
d) Preparation of the soil for planting
e) Acquisition of seeds and garden tools.