Research on the suitability of recycled cardboard as growing medium
Our observations coupled with research findings ( Growing plants in recycled cardboard http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/39/38241.pdf ) confirmed that the recycled cardboard box is a suitable growing medium for container planting, seedling production and plant propagation. It can also be used as a soil conditioner and compost material.
We Green and we Ready!
WE DID IT! We Stand for Green has set another milestone. We have taken up the TFF Challenge and is about to submit the Final pitch including videos and concept details! Those late nights and hard work have finally paid off. I would like to formally thank all the people that supported and believed in us. We have made it!
Team Cardoponics…….Solving two problems with one solution! Think Green!
To encourage and empower youths, especially those from low income households, to adopt Cardoponics at their home, school and community.
Insight +Insight + Insight........let's add one more!
During this session, these three insights were highlighted
1. Jeanette noted that WES-4G discovered that peer training was more effective than us just training the youths. It should be a collaborative effort. Youths are more responsive and encourage their peers. Therefore, peer training should be incorporated in our planning.
2. Jason was concerned that currently Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is in recession and there should be a strong drive towards self-sufficiency among low income households. Agricultural production should be encouraged to help mitigate the effects of high food prices during recession.
3. Antoinette considered diversifying the use of the waste material. The growing medium could also be used for seedling/nursery production, plant propagation and livestock litter.
4. We all agreed that we would conduct a pilot project where the 4-H club youths and agricultural students at a selected school would produce the growing medium from the discarded breakfast cardboard boxes. It would be distributed to interested persons/households and the excess would be sold to farmers, landscapers and organisations. Revenues would be pumped back into the project and it is expected that this project would then be expanded to other schools across the nation.
What an insight!
We Famous: Newspaper clipping…
So we just found the newspaper clipping showing the Recycling Cardboard box project WES-4G mentored that cupped the National Winners Title!!! So now our stepping stone for the TFF Challenge. We Green and we ready! The fight against hunger and climate change!