African Gardens in the UK

African Gardens save lives in Africa and they work brilliantly in the UK too!

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  • Keyhole Gardens

    Keyhole Gardens are so productive; you can grow vegetables, all year round!

    A keyhole garden recycles as it grows. The design – which looks like a keyhole from above – incorporates a central basket where composted waste is put and water from the kitchen is poured. They work better than normal raised beds; as the soil is constantly fed from the central basket they grow a lot of vegetables in a small area!

    Watch this video on Keyholes Gardens

    Did you know? Keyhole gardens allow african families to grow 3 meals a day
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  • Bag Gardens

    Their clever vertical design means Bag Gardens can grow up to 50 vegetables at one time!

    Bag Gardens are a great way to start growing or to liven up your existing patch. They are a sack filled with a mixture of compost and soil around a central column of stones. Water is filtered to the vegetables planted on the top and in the sides – and voila, you have a multi-storey vegetable garden!

    “I have Bag Gardens throughout the year. I’ve been harvesting eggplants. I even had my tomatoes through the dry season. People were buying tomatoes from my place. I have onions in my Bag Gardens because of the compost.”
    Jane Apollot Emulai, Uganda

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  • Tip-Taps

    These ingenious African hand-washers are fun to use anywhere in your garden.

    Tip-Taps are great for when you get your hands dirty in the garden. They are made from everyday objects you would usually throw away and take no time at all to make. Just use your foot to press on the stick lever to tip the water bottle and then wash!

    Watch this video on Tip-Taps

    Did you know? 1.4 million children die every year from illnesses caused by unclean water and poor sanitation; Tip-Taps help to keep families healthy.
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  • Plant Tea & Natural Pesticides

    Get more vegetables and beat the bugs for free by making your own plant tea and natural pesticides!

    "I was really intrigued to try out plant tea, so I made some using nettles, comfrey and wood ash that I put into an old beer barrel. I gave my veggies a feed every week and I can honestly say that I grew the tastiest, biggest tomatoes I have ever had. Now I don’t use anything else and I have been experimenting with different recipes and the best thing is it doesn’t cost a penny!"
    John James, Cornwall
    Improvised watering can Toby says: Making plant tea is so easy, once you do it you'll be growing bigger and tastier vegetables in no time! Beans
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  • Fuel Saving Stoves

    Take BBQ-ing to the next level with this African Fuel Saving Stove!

    These attractive stoves can be customised for all your outdoor cooking needs. Not only are they a great talking point and fun to make, they use two thirds less fuel than traditional fires.

    "Now I use less firewood and there is no smoke in the kitchen, which is much better for my health"
    Akol Rose, Uganda

    Watch this video on Fuel Saving Stoves

    Did you know? Around 2 million people worldwide die every year from smoke inhalation caused by cooling fires
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  • Ingenious Tips

    Putting what is around you to good use is one of our key principles – you'll find lots of ingenious tips here to inspire you!

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