Girasols is a community gardening revolution, initiated by the Center for Natural and Traditional Knowledge based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It starts with a garden bed full of Mammoth Sunflowers and vegetables and flourishes into a network of gardens that are capable of feeding millions. Schools, families and institutions can use the technique.
This plan means better health for our communities, since it provides a unique project: a living laboratory to experience the cycles of nature, and the possibility to save environmental waste produced by food transport and cutting down on unhealthy processed foods.
The Center for Natural and Traditional Knowledge is a group dedicated to sustainable teaching and practice. The CNTK has worked with students at Reginald Chavez Elementary School, who have started their very own Girasol garden. An important part of this project is to teach students around the city who can then take these seeds home to start their own gardens. We are seeking to create a backyard revolution through the Girasols project, as well as the Liberty Gardens project. Liberty Gardens are conveniently sized garden boxes designed to grow between 60-75 lbs of food a year. They can be used in the Girasols project, especially for those without a yard to grow in..