Interventions Gardening

Gardening Interventions

Returning to our Roots

Perhaps the biggest contributor to the increase in diabetes rates comes from the shift in local diets over the past 50 years. Families have gone from eating home-grown produce to eating packaged, processed foods.

Embracing Growth

To date, we’ve helped plant over 180 local gardens to lower food costs and increase the nutrition of local diets. To amplify our efforts, we have partnered with Tonga’s Ministry of Agriculture and prominent local churches, with more partnerships to come.

Gardening Intervention Resources

We Need Your Help

Whether you’re giving a donation, spreading the word on social media, or joining us on a medical mission, our success depends on volunteers like you getting involved and making an impact.


Your donation goes a long way


Great partners make a great difference


Needed: volunteers with big hearts and willing hands

Dr. Rob Ferguson

Chair of Treatment Team

Co-founder of ‘Amanaki Fo’ou’ with wife Andrea Ferguson

Since 2013, Rob Ferguson has been working with ministries of health, medical professionals, government leaders, and hospital and clinic staff to address the management, treatment, and education on the sequelae of diabetes. Rob is a reconstructive surgeon and hospital system medical officer with Intermountain Health (based in Salt Lake City, UT). His focus includes training teams on surgical management of diabetic complications as well as working with local teams to recruit volunteer specialists to meet their goals and needs.



Rob graduated from Brigham Young University prior to obtaining his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His surgical and specialty training programs include the University of Kentucky, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX), and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). He obtained a masters in business administration from the University of Utah.