Malawi: container gardening project successful (P. HARRY)

Dear Professor,

I am writing to report about the progress of our Container Gardening Project in Malawi, in particular that in Nkhotakota where a project site has been identified. Throughout the month of January 2010 I have been busy conducting a baseline survey with 3 volunteers to find out the extent of hunger, poverty and desertification (deforestation) in Nkhotakota district, plus the main cities of Malawi: Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu. The summary report of these findings will be sent to you soon.

Meanwhile, I would like to request you to post the seeds for the Nkhotakota to my sister’s address:

Martha Harry, C/O Theatre for Change,

British Council,

P.O. Box 30222,

Lilongwe 3,


All people interested in supporting our project are invited to send their seeds of tropical vegetables and fruits to the same address.

Let me also tell you that TST-members from The Netherlands contacted me for partnership to assist them when starting container gardening in Blantyre at their two orphanage centres.

May God bless you.


Coordinator of the “Future of Malawi (FOM)” project.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.