Our veggie garden…and some plans

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:

look at this big garden
look at this big garden

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.

Happy about how the veggies turned out
Happy about how the veggies turned out
PAF project manager Grime Milandu inspecting our communal garden
PAF project manager Grime Milandu inspecting our communal garden
Veggie experts ;)
Veggie experts πŸ˜‰

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?

Mrs Munsaka, one of our members, got two packets of carrots. She planted them and see the results :)
Mrs Munsaka, one of our members, got two packets of carrots. She planted them and see the results πŸ™‚

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.

Preparing for the planting season...fruit tree seedlings for schools
Preparing for the planting season…fruit tree seedlings for schools

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 πŸ˜‰

But for now we urgently need to find a way to drill a borehole so we can improve irrigation and Β water all our plants.

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Our veggie garden…and some plans

Some thoughts and thanks…

Its hectic but worth it…coz we planting the future. Thumbs up to Diane Ragone for donating the seedlings, the Butterfly Tree Charity for thier support, Brad and Connie for thier moral and spiritual support, Julie for her insight and passion for the project, Josh Schneider, Garry and Blair for thier tireless efforts…this story is incomplete without you guys πŸ™‚

Members of this group are requested to share ideas on how best to do this noble project. Every idea is welcome guys! Mine!! Though weird πŸ˜‰ Lets encourage bathroom orchards. Why? Every home in the village has a bathshelter and it is used everyday. So waste water just flows or sinks into the ground. Some homes have planted a few bananas and pawpaws behind bathrooms and they flourish πŸ™‚ What of bathroom breadfruit trees !

No ultra mordern greenhouse, no hitech equipment. But we are planting the future the best way we can. We share and beg and by the end of 3yrs there will be food for our sisters and brothers.

Some thoughts and thanks…