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Last week, our NGO took part in a green project competition including all the seven soums of Bayan-Ulgii province. 50 organizations (1KGs, schools …), 60 families and 7 NGOs exhibited their harvest in Ulgii (1province capital).


   We prepared salads and showed the growing process that takes place from seed to vegetable.

And “Source of Steppe Nomads” NGO was awarded the silver medal!! Yippiieeehhhhh. Congratulations to all our gardeners and workers who produced this amazing harvest!



Sogog`s marvel (1lous vegetables)

Sogog`s marvel (1lous vegetables)
Yes, it IS a watermelon.
The apple tree – now 1m high. And YES, they are GREEN PEPPERS. It`s Sogog`s first bell pepper plant.


Green Project contest – Big celebration!

On Saturday, Ulaanhus soum`s annual Green project contest took place again. Several community members gathered to have a look at the several green projects of 25 community gardeners and 6 organizations in the villages of Ulaanhus soum.  Among the supporters of the green projects in this region are our NGO and ADRA NGO.




After viewing all the gardens and vegetable exhibits in the ceremony hall, the awards were distributed.


Sogog`s Bal-bobek kindergarten


Sogog`s school



  In the category `organizations` all our green projects earned a rank! We are very happy for the winners:

                                                1st place – Bal-bobek kindergarten (1Sogog)

                                 2nd place – Ulaanhus kindergarten

                    3rd place – Sogog`s school

 In the category `community gardeners` our head gardener Zukhai was awarded the 2nd place. Furthermore, Tavis Jumakhan, `Source of Steppe Nomads` board member, was awarded a special award for his plantation of a community tree park in Sogog. Congratulations!!!


The Sogog winning team

 Next week, our green project gardeners will take part in an exhibition held in Ulgii (1capital village of Bayan-Ulgii aimag). We wish them good luck and keep our fingers crossed!

This year`s first big harvest

 The weather is cooling down, especially in the areas located on a higher altitude in the Altai mountains. (1In UB, there even fell a tiny bit of snow already.)

That`s why the school, kindergarten and clinic of Sagsai and Dayan (1the coldest areas where we are running green projects) harvested their vegetables. There are loads of cucumbers, potatoes, carrots and turnips for the coming education year – altogether they harvested 7 tons of vegetables!!!


The cucumbers, already jarred


Potato harvest



Carrots and turnips