Our relatively small but important initiative on promoting kitchen gardens continued this year. About 15 varieties of seeds were supplied to about 50 families through the year.

An information stall was set up at the Annual Vegetable Show organized by the District Administration in Ko¬tagiri. The stall carried information on traditional crop varieties of the Nilgiris, their traditional growing zones and nutritional value. A food stall was also set up nearby to serve some of these traditional food varieties. The stall attracted over 400 people over two days.