The final winning entry comes from the University of California – Berkeley. The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides assistance for projects that reduce UC Berkeley’s impact on the earth and make it more sustainable. The photo submitted depicts the composting tea process, UC Berkeley’s Botanical Garden’s main effort to stop using chemical fertilizers and fungicides. The system builds soil health, acts as fertilizer and provides beneficial microorganisms that suppress or eliminate pathogenic fungal problems.
These winning entries help visualize how everyday gardeners can and do create positive impact. From family gardens in backyards to school gardens in which everyone can participate, gardens are being used in innovative ways to teach, empower and feed. It proves that you don’t have to be in Kenya to be a Change Agent gardener.
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Yes, gardens are simple. But wow, can they do a lot!
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