Most of the low-income communities in Colombia are consequence of the forced displacement.The people that come to live here are, in most of the cases, farmers that had to leave their farms to come to a safer place.
What if we used the farmers skills to optimize the ground benefits? What if this farmers learn about a healthy alimentation and start to produce this goods to contribute to a healthy life style?
Gardens on exchange takes advantage of the skills of the community members to create a system of private garden. The word private is used to indicate that each garden is maintain by the owner of the house in which it is sowed.
The plus of this project is that, once each garden starts to produce, the people will start to exchange their products with the ones of their neighbors so they can eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
The products that couldn’t be exchanged, are left for sale to the people that don’t have their own garden but want to eat fresh vegetables and fruits.
Also, during the project, the people that are involved are going to receive nutritional education to help them to “spread the word” and apply the “healthy style of life” into their lifes.