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Scarecrow-Garden

A sneak-peak shared garden in a community that helps tiny tots to garden, play around, dig, sell and reap benefits as a Farmers Market especially cultivating organic food and selling in lower economic groups.

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The entire idea is to promote the process via social media. Makeshift packets of seed donation or let's say you are on a vacation and you come across low economic groups, DO NOT give them money but show them the way to live. Present them seeds to make a tiny garden and yield food, eat them and sell them too. 

Why it might succeed?

Low economic groups and homeless are all looking to meet their basic needs. But the irony here is that children are left on the streets begging for food and money in many developing and underdeveloped countries. If you can carry a makeshift seed packet and show them to make a Scarecrow-Garden you are actually solving their problem by helping them gain food and even sell them if there is excess of them. This idea can be a super hit idea if implemented in countries like India, some parts of Africa where soil and water is available to everyone. Especially, focussing on people who migrate from rural areas to urban areas. You just give them the seed packets. Furthermore, a sack bag can help them create tiny gardens just like the one shown above. 

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

Children love playing with sand and soil. In places like India and some parts of Africa where soil and water is available to common people, the idea can be implemented. Children need a direction and they will love doing things if they are taught about the positive effects of living.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

Buy seed packets or take a handful of seeds that costs few cents or rupees. A handful of vegetable seeds in India costs Rs. 5 or less (less than a cent) and it is quick and easy where anyone can do it, but needs to be prepared to spend 20 mins in training about the plantation Scarecrow-Garden.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

Spread the word around the world. Some plants need less watering and less a source of sunlight. Help me research more of such seeds and germination process to support low-income groups feed themselves and their children and even make money!

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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