Sunday, February 05, 2006

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Armenia Training Center - 2006
Create a Family Food Production Training Center & Train Village Leaders in Productive Sustainable Gardening

We have arranged for the long-term use of a training facility plus 3 acres (1+hectare) in Getk, Armenia, near the Turkish border, and just 4 miles from the center of Gyumri, the second-largest city in the country. We will teach and demonstrate the Mittleider Method of family-based vegetable gardening.

We have constructed a large seedling greenhouse, and are prepared to train 20-30 leaders from several villages in the best principles and procedures for sustainable vegetable gardening.

The best principles of commercial gardening, hydroponic gardening, container gardening, organic gardening, and traditional gardening have been combined, condensed, and adapted to the needs of the poor family farmer, allowing him to compete with the best, but with very little financial investment.

The training will include 2 hours in the classroom and 5 hours in the greenhouse/garden 4 days each week for 10 weeks, plus Friday and Saturday of each week in students' own gardens to replicate what they've learned in the model garden.

At the end of ten weeks, an additional 10 weeks will be devoted to assisting village leaders teach and implement these procedures in the gardens of approximately 200 other villagers.

We hope to provide "Pay-it Forward" loans to our students sufficient to include transportation, food and lodging, training materials, tools, seeds, fertilizers, cold-frames for their own seedling production, and T-Frames to grow their vegetables vertically.

The cost for each student will be $860 per student, and your participation and financial assistance is urgently needed, to assure our success in helping these deserving families get out of the poverty in which they've been stuck because of ignorance and lack of opportunity.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the extent you are able.

Remember that these students are leaders, and each one will train and assist 25 others, so that our efforts will be greatly multiplied - ultimately helping many, many people to become self-sufficient in their food production.

Even small contributions will make an important difference. Here's what you can accomplish:

$25.00 - - - - - - - Seeds for one family garden

$25.00 - - - - - - - Gardening tools for one student

$35.00 - - - - - - - Training materials for one student

$40.00 - - - - - - - Weekly transportation for one student for 10 weeks

$60.00 - - - - - - - T-Frames for one student to grow 500 plants - to produce 6,000#

$75.00 - - - - - - - Cold-Frame to grow 2,000 seedlings - 3 times per growing season

$100.00 - - - - - - Fertilizers for one student family garden

$200.00 - - - - - - Food for one student for 40 days

$300.00 - - - - - - Lodging for one student for 10 weeks - 4 nights per week

Please keep in mind that each of these students will be a Master Mittleider Gardener, competent in greenhouse seedling production, capable of growing a commercial-sized garden, and able to assist and instruct many others in growing their own home gardens These men and women will be committed to "PAY IT FORWARD" and lead their communities out of poverty and into prosperity and self-sucfficiency!

We look forward to your participation! To donate click here, and God bless you!
Current Projects
Armenia Training Center - 2006
Previous Projects
Armenia - 2005
Madagascar Training Facility
Monument Valley
Papua, New Guinea
Okinawa, Japan
Zimbabwe, Africa
Moscow, Russia

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