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Adeje’s organic garden project may grow even further 

A project in Adeje which has seen the development of an organic garden tended by people with disabilities has proved such a success that it is likely to be extended.

The local council has been championing the unusual scheme in collaboration with the Red Cross and feels it has been very worthwhile and beneficial.

The idea was to empower men and women with disabilities who do not have income in the traditional sense.

The Mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga recently visted the gardens at Las Nieves which have been developed over the last eight months and involved a group of 20 people in gardening and farming.

“In the modern society we live in, we must not forget our roots,” he said. “This project involves a lot of enthusiasm and effort. With it, we have opened a working scenario for the most vulnerable.”

The group has put into practice all they have been taught during theory sessions and planted the organic garden inch by inch with different vegetables, herbs etc which has also helped to improve the appearance of the area.

Given the success of the project, said the Mayor, they were minded to expand it in the future.

Alongside training and subsequent work in the organic garden, the beneficiaries have received a grant of 200 euros per month.