The Adam family garden is found in Gblogblo, in D’Ifangni’s Daagbe neighborhood. This 400 m2 garden has loamy and sandy soil and is found in a low lying area, where water is found in abbundance. Adam, his wife and their children (for a total of five people) cultivate various vegetables, including: leafy vegetables (crincrin, amaranth, ecoleus, vernonia, and “gboma” (the local name for eggplant). There are also fruits here, including peppers and okra. The soil is quite fertile, thanks to the droppings of animals and the use of compost. A good portion of the production is used for the family’s personal consumption, while the surplus is given to the neighbors. The garden is not threatened by pests thanks to the zone and the maintenance of the soil.
Thanks to the Gardens in Africa Project, in 2015 Slow Food gave assistance to the garden through such entities as the Réseau Ethique et développement (RED), which is formed of the AJEDD (Association of Young Environmentalists for Sustainable Development), ABS (Action Benin Solidarité) and AVD (Association of Volunteers Sustainable Development).
Gblogblo, Daagbe neighborhood, commune D’Ifangni
Gaston Daniel Oke