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Manuals | January 8, 2011

Homestead Gardening

A Manual for Program Managers, Implementers, and Practitioners

This manual includes programming and gardening tips to improve the implementation of homestead gardens. The manual offers lessons learned from implementing homestead gardening activities in Lesotho. It suggests possible adaptations and replacement materials for other contexts.


  • Introduction
  • 1. Getting Started
  • 2. Keyhold Gardens
  • 3. Trench Gardens
  • 4. Potholing (Conservation Agriculture)
  • 5. Soil Fertility
  • 6. Pest Control
  • Appendix A: Seed Selection
  • Appendix B: OPV vs. Hybrid Seeds
  • Appendix C: Suggested Reading