Backyard gardens which was previously playing a key role in our daily feeding at our various homes is gradually eliminating from the system due to a modern way of building our houses with tiles all over the houses.
Due to this Nana Kwaku Arhin, the CEO for “Eat what you grow and grow what you eat project” has launched a campaign to motivate and encourage Ghanaians to go back and practice the backyard system of farming to help in eating what we grow and growing what we eat.
Speaking in an interview with Anaafi Kokooto, he expressed worry about how most of the vegetables and fruits in the markets are sprayed with chemicals to ripe prematurely for human consumption which poses a threat to our health hence, the advise to practice backyard garden system to be able to eat from what we grow as well as growing what we eat.
The broadcast journalist explained that, there is a box farming option for those who are living in tiled houses to fill their boxes with a fertile soil and grow the seedlings.
He then encouraged individuals to embrace the initiative since it has many positive impacts ranging from health to cost reduction in the market.
Meanwhile the Cape Coast Metro Director of Agriculture Mrs.Olympia Williams called on every individual especially the youths to embrace the initiative which will cut down cost of buying those grown items in the market.
Mrs.Williams encouraged the youths not to always rely on white color jobs but to venture into Agric which will earn them income at the end.
She then used the opportunity to educate the growers on how to use chemicals on their farm produce to prevent any side effect after eating them.