ABOUT 51 communities around the country under the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) have successfully learnt and practice the method of horticulture this year.
One of the latest villages to learn about this fortnight ago was Buiano village in west Kwara’ae, Malaita province.
Horticulture is a method of planting flowers around homes and properties.
SSEC health coordinator Annie Sam told the Solomon Star this programme was done by SSEC to promote healthy living for its communities.
“It is SSEC’s plan to introduce horticulture in communities under it (SSEC) to promote healthy and cleanliness living,” Ms Sam said.
She added that this year about 51 out of 600communities have learnt and practice this idea that really put them to the point of role model in cleanliness and healthy living.
She told the Solomon Star the idea was introduced in 2008 and is progressing well at the moment.
“We are trying to help communities to know that cleanliness and healthy living is good for our families,” Ms Sam said.
“In Buiano, we helped them how to do setting up of flowers along the roads in the community that really opens the eyes young women and girls there,” Ms Sam added.
She also said that clinical reports reaching them claimed that those communities who have practised horticulture received less record of malaria cases and other disease cases.
Communities are happy with this as SSEC is moving on with its way to introduce this horticulture in SSEC communities in the country.
Ms Sam said the SSEC department of health and development is working hard to reach more SSEC communities with this style to make sure everyone live a healthy lifestyle because cleanliness is next to Godliness.
By LESLEY SANGA