Many homes, particularly in towns and cities, have little or no room for growing vegetables. However, outside many homes is an area of ground that could be used to make a small garden.
Mark out a space the size of a door or bed. Dig out the soil until it is nearly knee-deep. If the soil is very hard this will not be easy! Lots of people working together will help. Keep the fertile topsoil (darker colour) separate from the subsoil (lighter colour and more stones).
Line the hole with grass and leaves. Encourage families to bring their household waste of vegetable peelings, waste paper and eggshells for that day, and tip it into the hole. Add animal manure if available. When the pit is half full pour on water to soak the waste. Then add the subsoil, followed by the topsoil.
Plant vegetable seeds and herbs. Useful plants include tomatoes, spinach, traditional leafy vegetables, peppers, beans, onions and all kinds of herbs. Plant taller plants such as tomatoes and climbing beans in the middle. Cover with a thin layer of grass, straw, rice husks or similar and water well.