The gardening season has kicked off at the UN Food Gardens at United Nations Headquarters in New York!
This week seeds and seed starting kits — along with pro tips and advice — were handed out to UN staff who have volunteered to grow seedlings for the UN Food Garden in their offices or at a nearby window.
The “foster gardeners” will look after the seeds until the seedlings are ready to be put in the beds of the UN’s community garden.
The Food Garden was opened last year to transform unused land in the UN complex into sustainable small-scale food gardens with fruit-bearing trees.
Achieving zero hunger and sustainable consumption & production by 2030 are two of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development agreed by countries last year.