Life Gardens can change everything.
The Basic package is our starter pack designed to introduce users to the Life Gardening model with our basic courses.
After completion, students will be able to become a “Life Gardener” who can plant keyhole, kitchen, backyard or even community gardens.
The Pro package is designed for community, organization and church leaders who are ready to become certified as a Life Gardener Trainer in their community and organization. It includes a complete suite of tools for full engagement and success.
After completing the Pro Package, Life Gardeners will be empowered with income generating skills to supplement their new passion for health and nutritious food. We will provide Life Gardeners access to our Growth Fund where they can raise needed funds to launch Life Gardens in their communities.
All the basic training features plus:
Case Study: Zambian Orphanage Monthly Food Cost Reduced by 92%
David Mtumbi completed the Thrive Institute training with a desire to make a difference for the 60 million orphans in Africa. He believed that organic farming and natural medicine was critical in helping orphanages.
After finishing the curriculum and training, he immediately connected with an orphanage in Zambia caring for 1,850 children. At the time, the $5 a week feeding cost per child was totaling near $500,000 a year in food costs. David saw an opportunity that if they started the organic agricultural training program and grew their food and medicine they would realize tremendous cost savings.
Within a year they had reduced their food costs by 92% to $1.30 per child. Given their success in using the land, the local chief has provided 120 acres to expand. The money saved by growing food has been used to build toilets, schools and other much needed elements of care for the children.
This partner in Zambia is just one example of the potential impact sustainable organic gardening can have in communities through you.