Things Are Moving

You guys probably know that we do have our greenhouse and plantations. Right? Right. Up till the end of 2016 those places were located close to Lloyd’s house as to always have someone to watch over them and make sure our plants and belongings are safe.

Now that we started PAF Community Center the idea came up that it makes sense to move our greenhouse and fields and plantations to the Center grounds.

And guess what? That is exactly what we have been doing in the past weeks. Moving the greenhouse is one thing. But clearing the space for new fields and plantations and preparing those for the new planting season is another.

We moved the plantations over to PAF center
We moved the plantations over to PAF center

Working this dry and hard soil is a tough job. Everyone helped with that.

So basically our “garden” has now moved close to PAF center. And to make sure all is safe we had to fence the greenhouse and grounds as well.

Fencing the new plantations at PAF Center
Fencing the new plantations at PAF Center

 

As soon as we have solved the issue of securing our belongings at PAF Center we will also move the water tank and pipes and set them up there for irrigation purposes. But for now those remain close to Lloyd’s house to keep them safe.

And now that planting season started we can grow our plants at our PAF grounds. Pretty cool, huh?

Wonder what we will be planting here...seeds are ready.
Wonder what we will be planting here…seeds are ready.

 

So lets just say that things have been moving in Chinkonono πŸ˜‰

Things Are Moving

A Visit in Chinkonono Village

Whoa…now look at that!!! Somebody made a new photo slideshow of Bruni’s visit and impressions of Chinkonono Village, PAF activities and the warmth and joy of our Zambian community!

 

Check the slideshow to get a glimpse of what Bruni experienced and of what is going on for Planting A Future with the new breadfruit seedlings, the first building of our new community center, the first moringa harvest, our village primary school and all our lovely PAF members πŸ™‚

It is definitely worth 9 minutes of your time…we will take you on a little break from reality and invite you to join us in the middle of nowhere, far away from all stress and hectic.

Now lean back and enjoy! πŸ™‚

Please share if you like what you see! Spread the word!

A Visit in Chinkonono Village

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.

Our veggie garden…and some plans