The Ardi Ardak National Food Security Initiative launched “The Best Vegetable Garden" competition (July). Since the launch, 42 participants shared photos of their vegetable gardens. The Ardi Ardak Agricultural team selected five winners, based on the criteria of landscape and aesthetics, biodiversity, natural resource management, eco-friendly uses, and social impact. Winners received three Cosmaline boxes filled with personal care products from the Malia Group, a 20% discount coupon for any Ardi Ardak sub-initiative, and a free membership for one week from the Akleh Community Kitchen. In late October, Ardi Ardak will distribute seedlings and seed bags to the other 37 participants.