THE Ba Crop Extension Division is focusing on bringing forth ways of making backyard gardening more attractive to the public.
It reasons this will not only ensure productivity, but also make use of the space usually ignored at home.
According to the agricultural assistant with the division, Adi Vika Tuiverata, advising farmers on the different things they could improve on had been a major part of their contributions to the community through the Crest Agriculture Show this year.
"There have been a lot of visitors since we started on Tuesday and many of them have been students who are very keen on learning about gardening," Ms Tuiverata said.
"We offer tips on good agricultural practices and we have on display, a layout of a model backyard garden, which has attracted a lot of attention.
"We also give out to farmers information about the different types of crops one can plant in their backyard."
There is not just one way of doing backyard gardening and Ms Tuiverata explained they used certain cultures to not only make backyard gardening fun but also tackle other problems like space.
"One of the things people mostly bring up about backyard gardening is the lack of space they have at home.
"Using different cultures, we can save up on space. For planting, we use tyre culture, bamboo culture, pot culture and box culture." Ms Tuiverata said there was also a process to sterilise soil and make it easier for planting.