Tyre Garden (TRI/92/G51/2101/002)
Tyre Garden (TRI/92/G51/2101/002)
The TYRE GARDEN PROJECT will re-use old tyres, plastic bottles, chicken feathers, leaves, manure etc., to create an environment for the growing of vegetables, fruits, flowers, Christmas trees, etc., in a hostile agricultural environment e.g. Beetham Estate, Laventille, Sea Lots. This will be done using the organic approach.

The project, which will be coordinated by an agriculturalist, will train members of fourteen (14) NGOs/CBOs and schools that have expressed interest in learning the Tyre Garden technique in the first instance followed by newly-interested organisations and schools. Demonstrations will be given to each organisation on the making of compost and the choice of vegetables, decorative plants and Christmas trees. Special emphasis will be given to the training of girls/women. The project endeavours to reduce the quantity of old/used tyres and plastic bottles strewn on roadsides, in forests, alleys, drains, rivers and coastal waters by using them in a productive way, thus helping to improve the quality of these environments. The project encourages the growing of seedlings of forest species for reafforestation projects and the growing of Christmas trees to reduce annual exploitation of natural stocks and promote revenue-generation.

The grant will be used to provide technical services, training materials, promotional material such as advertisements, brochures and posters, transport and meals for tutors during the training sessions and the purchase of material and equipment.

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Project Snapshot

Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life
Trinidad and tobago
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 8,880.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Demonstration model led to development of similar units by schools, households, a drug rehabilitation center and a home for physically-impaired persons.
Capacity - Building Component
Training for community members and school children in development of 'tyre' gardens.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Clive Pantin, CEO


Warehouse 8b, Fernandes Industrial Centre, Eastern Main Road
Warehouse 8b, Fernan , Trinidad ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Sharda Mahabir


c/o UNDP, United Nations House, 3A Chancery Lane