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Making something with nothing: The rubbish garden

Our news story from Swaziland this week looks at what can happen when a community suffers from an infestation of rats. One way to prevent this from happening is to keep gardens and houses free from all rubbish. But what you may think of as rubbish could be seen by others as a useful resource!

In a script from our latest script package on soil health, we hear how household and kitchen waste can be put to good use. Burying certain types of rubbish keeps it away from rats, and can also improve soil fertility. Women in a community in South Africa found out how burying rubbish helped improve their food security.

The script is available at the following address: http://www.farmradio.org/english/radio-scripts/91-6script_en.asp

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