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The Center for Sustainable Development July Newsletter: Special Nutrition and Home Gardening Issue

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jul 06, 2013 04:25 PM
Contributors: Magee, Tim
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Summer Quarter | International Adaptation Workshop | Nonprofit Project Design | Gardens for Nutrition

July Newsletter: Special Nutrition and Home Gardening Issue

Malnutrition is one of the most serious challenges in development today. Tonight, over one billion people will go to bed hungry—up from 800 million in 2009. Scientific studies have shown that home gardens can provide 60% of leafy vegetables, and between 20% and 50% of all fruits and vegetables consumed by households. Home vegetable gardens have shown evidence of significantly reducing the number of malnourished children in impoverished communities. Many home gardeners are also able to sell surplus fruits and vegetables and increase family income.

This month we are providing a two-year compilation of CSDi hands-on nutrition & home gardening resources and examples of their use.

Upcoming July Courses

International Adaptation Workshop: Designing & Funding CBA Projects. Come Study with Us September 16 in Beautiful Guatemala This blended learning workshop will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real village, and leave you with the practical field tools to sustain it. Follow link for detailed syllabus.

  1. Conduct a participatory needs assessment with a community in your own country in preparation for the Guatemala workshop—guided by CSDi staff.
  2. Upon arriving in Guatemala, use the needs assessment to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project in this 5-day training workshop.
  3. Return home and launch your project with the continued guidance of your CSDi workshop leader.

Distance Learning Course: Designing & Funding Nonprofit Projects in Developed Nations

If you work with a nonprofit in a northern country working on traditional programs such as food banks, animal rescue, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, community development, or environmental restoration—OL 101 for Northern Nonprofits will help you develop a sustainable, impact oriented, local project. Take this course as a live workshop. Follow the link to learn more.

The course will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, and leave you with the practical tools to sustain it. For example, student projects have included efforts to help communities in Europe and North America with community development, youth employment, income generation, empowering immigrant women, the Inuit and climate change, and environmental restoration.


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