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! 😉
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Education is the Key to…Breadfruit

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