After the stress of all those agriculture shows now it has been a bit quiet for a while until summer break in Lloyds school. During this time we were thinking about the next steps and new perspectives.
But als we made big progress in planting our communal veggie garden. We started out with some test trials to find out if and how the veggies react to zambian weather…remember, it is winter time there now.
Now have a look at the results:
Grime also went out there to have a look at the garden and was more than happy about the results and how well all the veggies grow already.
Of course we also started to help local women. For example our Planting A Future memvber Mrs Munsaka recived a few packets of seeds. Dont they look healthy and yummy?
We are now making use of the school break to get ready for planting season. So we planted new fruit tree seedlings to provide further schools soon.
Right now we are all working on plans on how to make Planting A Future a self-sustaining Charity and create jobs. One idea is to plant different types of veggies like cowpeas or carrots or maize and give seeds to people to grow them in our behalf. So you see, we have a lot planned for the future. We are just trying to figure out on how best to do all those things 😉
But for now we urgently need to find a way to drill a borehole so we can improve irrigation and water all our plants.
The Show again opened at 8am Zambian time. So the Planting A Future Crew was up early to be ready for the show.
Lloyd sent a little video where the 4 guys introduce themselves. Check it out and see the faces behind the project 🙂
Today our stand was visited by a lot of people: simple visitors, people from NGOs, official people. It is amazing to see how much attention we get.
Grime, for example, talked and explained about the project and our objectives to the chairman of the National Farmers Union.
National Farmers Union wants to link us to an NGO that works with similar projects. This might be an interesting thing to look into.
Also we talked to people who are interested in buying trees from Planting A Future.
And now here are a few impressions of the show and the stands of other exhibitors. Most of them are government and commercial entities that exhibit lots of different products starting with seeds and fertilizers up to plants and equipment. Planting A Future is the only Co-Operative at the show.
Now have a look at some pictures:
Look at all those professional stands. Some work to do for us. But we still think our booth kicks *** 😉