Community Projects

Sunraysia Burundian Garden

ORICoop is pleased to announce it’s first Community Support project. We look forward to enabling more localised food, community programs to be supported by our members and followers…… please share and offer your support today!

Food Next Door are seeking support to continue growing the Sunraysia Burundian Garden.

Great news! The Burundian community was successful in receiving a local government grant to purchase a mill as their first step. The mill has been ordered and will enable the dried maize from last year’s and this year’s crop to be milled into flour for the community.

Four acres of land in addition to the one acre pilot property has been generously provided for the Burundian community to access to grow other diverse crops, including peanuts and a couple of varieties of dried bean. Interestingly peanuts use less than 10% of the water that almonds do for the same yield. In the arid climate of Sunraysia it’s a much more suitable crop and we’re excited to see how it goes.

We are seeking to raise $7,000 to support the installation of the irrigation system on the four acre property to enable planting in spring this year.

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