PAF Vegetable Garden

As you probably remember we moved our greenhouses to PAF Center a while ago. This turned out to be very convenient for everyone.

Now we decided to try again with a vegetable garden. So we are now planting our veggies and fixing the shade net to our garden. This has been long in the making and is bearing fruit as all materials are available.

 

But don’t think all this has been easy. We used some of the money that PAF raised through donations and the annual fees of our supporting members to buy what was missing. But getting the materials from A to B to Chinkonono was a bit of a struggle. Some of those huge poles had to travel for more than 15km on an ox cart. Hard work.

We are using this project to educate members on effective vegetable farming and flower gardening. Kids and youths from Chinkonono can come to PAF Center and learn how to plant and take care of different types of seedlings and also when and how to harvest and re-plant.

 

Also the garden will be used as a means to raise funds by selling our products at PAF Market. We are planting cabbage, onions, sugar loaf, tomatoes and many other vegetables suitable for the climate and which can be consumed by local people.

PAF Vegetable Garden

A Package from Germany…uncountable sparkling eyes :)

As you all know we are busy preparing for the Provincial Agriculture Show in Livingstone next week. This is a real challenge because we need to do it more professionally than before.

So Bruni and Julie had banners printed for us and sent us a package from Germany. Not only did they send us the 2 banners.

Lloyd and family with some seedlings and our new banners
Lloyd and family with some seedlings and our new banners
Our Planting A Future ladies with the new banner
Our Planting A Future ladies with the new banner

We also got white shirts and name tags for the people representing Planting A Future at the shows.

Hello, my name is Lloyd and I work for Planting A Future ;)
Hello, my name is Lloyd and I work for Planting A Future πŸ˜‰

But that was by far not everything. When Lloyd went to Kalomo to pick up the package he was surprised to find lots of little gifts inside…such as books for the school and reading room, pens, drinking bottles, toys, stickers, a rubber ducky…

Joy checking out the toys and books
Joy checking out the toys and books
Ready to read :)
Ready to read πŸ™‚

You can probably imagine how fast the word was spread. All the kids were so happy and fell in love with the stickers. Sparkling eyes wherever you turned…like the the stars of milky way on a clear night! Check that out πŸ˜‰

Lloyd and Planting A Future kids...sticker love
Lloyd and Planting A Future kids…sticker love

Baby Joy also found a new friend…a little monkey πŸ™‚

Baby Joy with her new friend
Baby Joy with her new friend

The whole Planting A Future Family says THANK YOU to Bruni and Julie for all those surprises and of course the banners. Lots of kids went to bed with bright smiles on their faces! πŸ™‚

Planting A Future kids with books
Planting A Future kids with books
A Package from Germany…uncountable sparkling eyes :)