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Kosrae Family Greenhouses Get More Help From the Church

More hope for better food

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently donated a chipper to the Kosrae family greenhouse owners and the Lelu Farmers Association to produce their own compost. Nora E Sigrah of the Farmers Association released this statement.

"Lelu Farmers Association is very grateful for the Church's donation of the pull along chipper. The chipper will greatly assist Kosrae greenhouse gardeners in shredding green waste to provide compost-like amendment to soil for vegetable plants. The locally shredded materials will provide cost savings over purchasing commercial compost which is beyond the budget of most families. The shredded materials will improve the heavier high clay content soil to make it more suitable for vegetable planting. Lelu Farmers Association hopes to organize "shredding events" at a central spot in each municipality where gardeners can bring their green waste and coconut husks to be shredded: dates will be announced on social media and through farmer contacts. We will also offer taking the shredder to greenhouse locations which may not have transport. We will encourage the greenhouse gardeners to collect a large amount of green waste materials to be shredded, which will be used to improve the quality of their soil for planting."

The Church of Jesus Christ is encouraged by the ongoing success of this partnership with the Lelu Farmers Association to make family food production possible. More greenhouses are planned in future days.

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