Breadfruit Education Tour

The year is almost over now and I was on one of my last tours to provide breadfruit tree and fruit tree seedlings to vulnerable families and communities. But I don’t just hand the plants out to people. The most important part is to educate people. To explain about the plants and nutrition, about ways to use the plants and how to grow them and take care of them. It is a big task. But we are planting a future here and that’s why we prepare people and plants alike. 2015 will be our year. We will make it big.

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A lesson in session
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Trying to memorize all the new knowledge
Breadfruit Education Tour

Merry Xmas, Everyone :)

A christmas gift to mr Holden Chafwakale’s family. Mr Holden is crippled, retired and broke. A gift of 2 breadfruit trees, pawpaws and oranges will help him relax as he gardens. Then when they are grown they will provide his family with food and income. Thanks to all of our German donors and volunteers.Twalumba (‘thank you’) for your love and concern.

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A MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, DONORS, VOLUNTEERS AND FOLLOWERS ALL OVER THE WORLD!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

Merry Xmas, Everyone :)

New schools for Planting a Future

We are happy to announce that we are taking 2 more schools into the project:

target school2Muyala Community School is 86 km away from the greatnorth road (Livingstone road). It has 356 kids and is managed by 2 untrained teachers. There is no feeding programme hence kids bring thier own lunch to school, usually unalcoholic sweet beer in a 350ml bottle πŸ˜‰ Lets pray for these kids so that they can have a permanent building, trained teachers, a borehole and textbooks. Our humble task is to give the kids fruit tree seedlings so that they can have an orchad.

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Simuumbwe Community School becomes the 5th school to request for trees. It has 472 kids, one trained teacher and 3 volunteers. Please adopt this school and assist the kids buy garden tools and 100m of barbed wire.

New schools for Planting a Future

Moving to the next level

Planting a Future is moving to another level. Today we recieved the first donations and were able to buy the first urgently needed materials.
We are so humbled by the funding from our German volunteers. Thumbs up Bruni, Julie and of course all the generous people who donated for our cause. We are truely planting a future here πŸ™‚

Happy man with his toys...uhhh tools ;)
Happy man with his toys…uhhh tools πŸ˜‰
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We bought a wheelbarrow and barbed wire. The wheelbarrow is for ferrying soil for seedlings from the river and the barbed wire is for keeping goats, cows and pigs from the seedlings. We could not afford shade netting yet. But at least the risk of the seedlings being eaten is low now πŸ˜‰
Moving to the next level

Roses and Curch donation

As you know we grow some roses in our rose garden to raise money for the project. Look at how beautiful they all turn out now!

Checking on our roses
Checking on our roses
A beautiful pascali 'hybrid tea' from our rose garden. Sooo peaceful and beautiful like YOU ;)
A beautiful pascali ‘hybrid tea’ from our rose garden. Sooo peaceful and beautiful like YOU πŸ˜‰

And Today we will donate one Breadfruit seedling to a church in Kalomo. Happy day for the community.

This Ulu will be planted at Kalomo main SDA church today. Kalomo winter temperatures can dip to 4 degrees Celsius and summer tempartures can hit 35 degrees Celsius. Praying hard for them to adapt.
This Ulu will be planted at Kalomo main SDA church today.
Kalomo winter temperatures can dip to 4 degrees Celsius and summer tempartures can hit 35 degrees Celsius. Praying hard for them to adapt.
Roses and Curch donation

Greenhouse Shots

Look at our seedlings…look at how fast they grow and how well they look. It is a joy to watch them, knowing that soon they will feed families for years.

250 moringa seedlings for homes.A moringa for each household.We planting a future.
250 moringa seedlings for homes. A moringa for each household…that is what we aim for.
Ulu among ferns and nicotianas in our greenhouse .see how tall and elegant;)
Ulu among ferns and nicotianas in our greenhouse. See how tall and elegant πŸ˜‰
Greenhouse Shots

Our pay is seeing a hungry kid fed.

The most beautiful part of Planting a Future is the fact that we are doing everything without funding or paying anyone. We got breadfruit trees for free, we pick fruit tree seeds, plant them and water them at no cost and we never charge the beneficiaries any penny. It’s all for free ..free the same way God never charge us for his oxygen, water and life. Our pay is seeing a hungry kid fed.

Our pay is seeing a hungry kid fed.

Education is the Key to…Breadfruit

This week I spent educating people about plants and breadfruit. I went to schools to talk to kids and also to villages and demonstrated how to plant and take care of the breadfruit trees.

A very successful breadfruit meeting with community members, village headmen, pupils and teachers. We discussed the importance of breadfruit trees as the sure and the most effective means of ending hunger, reforestation and as a source of medicine, wood and timber. After this meeting a request of 506 breadfruit trees was made. I encouraged them to each make a small orchard of guavas, mangoes, pawpaws and oranges. Planting a Future will assist them with oranges, guavas, pawpaws and breadfruit trees when they are available. We also came up with a plan on how to manage the school orchard, for example that parents help the school with cow manure, provide fencing poles and keep thier cattle away from the school.

A "Planting a Future" volunteer demonstrating how to plant breadfruit trees. We won't give up even against all odds because we are planting a future.
A “Planting a Future” volunteer demonstrating how to plant breadfruit trees. We won’t give up even against all odds because we are planting a future.
A breadfruit sermon at Singwamba primary school. 506 converts and just trees! ;)
A breadfruit sermon at Singwamba primary school. 506 converts and just 100 trees! πŸ˜‰
Education is the Key to…Breadfruit