I have been staying with the community Kinkeling Garden since 1998. Over the years I have been there many times and helped the project work towards substainable organic gardening. Currently, the garden is being used by 5 different families and is in need of some financial input to make it more viable. Help needed includes, fencing to keep out livestock and a borehole to provide water for irrigation. Past projects include tree planting which has seen mango, cashew and coconut seedlings mature into full grown fruit trees.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Because, as a musician and drum workshop leader I take a lot of inspiration from my visits to The Gambia. The sense of community and connection created in a drum circle is wonderful and I think it's great for something to be given back to a culture which is rich in music and tradition but by our standards, poor in money and resources.
Steps to get it done:
The event itself will be the first part of more regular events and fundraising ideas. There is a long term vision for Kinkeling Garden project which will be set out on the webpage. The key areas of importance are: Sustainable agriculture, Supporting local artists and crafts people, and creating cross cultural exchange opportunities.
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