Building a Community through farming and feeding the people…
With hard labor comes the harvest. After working laboriously at the farm, the volunteer farmers are enjoying the fruits of their labor. They are now regularly harvesting their crops and also, selling some. But since the priority is to cater to the needs of the farmers, in excess to their harvest, the produce is being sold to kiosk vendors at AIT, some groups also accepts orders and are supplying within their network.
It is planned to set-up an open market for vegetables in the campus to benefit more people.
The table shows the combined harvest from March to early May for all groups which totalled to 263.16 kgs. Although a variety of crops were planted but the volume is less which resulted to fewer harvest. As the farmers are mostly volunteers, plant cultivation is entirely new experience for them so growing and the failure of seeding, germination and sowing of seeds that did not grow accounts for less harvest. The farmers are also focused in “cultivating to consume” so there is no abundance of produce. The group with the most harvest is group 6B with a yield of 66.9 kgs. with the lowest harvest at 11.3 kgs. from group 5B.