Plant With Purpose Phraseology: What’s a Double Dug?

Written by Plant With Purpose on January 8, 2013 in General

Plant With Purpose teaches farmers how to establish high-yield organic vegetable gardens. In Tanzania, Plant With Purpose promotes a system know as double dugs

This farming technique enables families to maximize a small space by digging a garden bed one to three feet into the ground, then filling it with layers of dirt and organic fertilizer until it’s one to two feet above ground. The most commonly grown plants are cabbage, kale, cucumber, beans, corn, bananas, fruit trees, amaranth, pepper, carrot, and avocado. People usually eat three-fourths of their vegetable crop and sell the rest for profit.  Plant With Purpose helps growers market their products, which they sell to individuals locally or in nearby areas, as well as to hotels and export suppliers.

Originally appeared in the 2013 Winter Sower. Sign-up to receive our quarterly newsletter here.  

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