Mothers club of Nima makes Nima Green

Mothers Club of Nima can be likened to Wangari Maathai and the  Green Belt movement in Kenya .The club  is a local NGO in Nima made up of 50 women who are involved in women empowerment in sanitation, reproductive rights and urban gardening.The  organization is mobilizing people in Nima to participate in the Green Nima movement , a  project  sponsored by the German Development Cooperation which encourages people to grow and eat their own food. The Green Nima Movement encourages people with less space to grow  vegetables and fruits in sacs.

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Zucchini  plant growing  in a sac in a household at Nima

These women have  trained  about 300 people to  making their own gardens  in sacs.They visit  households in Nima  and teach them about how to  nurse seedlings,irrigation and the use of indigenous crops. Through the Green Movement about 500 fruit and vegetable gardens have been established in housholds and schools in Nima , which promotes food security and sustainable development.

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Mothers club nursing seeds in plastic bags

Mothers club of Nima is sending signals to Ghanaians that if gardens can be created in Nima, which is highly populated with minimal open spaces then growing your own food is possible anywhere. The group collaborated with a local artist , Alewa to compose a grooving song entitled Green Movement which is on you tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vusiBqLHwqc.

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It is time to make your own garden

Hipsters of Nature enjoys interviewing inspiring people and sharing their stories.

Claire  Hazoume  is the owner of  an organic backyard farm she calls Ze Little Farm in Ghana. She tells us what inspires her to grow her own food.

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Claire harvesting some green pepper from her garden

She has a small hen coop for rearing   fowls, she grows red pepper, cucumber, basil, lemon grass, plantain, coco yam and lettuce. She enriches her soil with chicken droppings and organic waste from a fruit farm. She reuses discarded plastic bottles or containers for nursing seeds.

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She explains that eating from her garden  is fresher, more nutritious, and tastes better than store-bought food—and she always beat the price.

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Green Movement

Hipsters of Nature in collaboration with Mother’s club of Nima, German Corporation is launching the Green Movement project at Nima. The project involves training 250 households and 5 schools in the Nima community on Multi-Storey Gardens(MSG).

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A member of Mother’s club of Nima Showing Hipsters of Nature a multi-storey garden in her house.

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