You know how Planting A Future started out, right? Supplying fruit trees to vulnerable households and institutions?
We still do that. Just recently Lloyd went on a little tour to Singwamba Primary School and Singwamba Clinic to deliver the donated trees.
As you can imagine everyone was really excited and curious. So lots of people gathered at both spots when Lloyd showed up. Lloyd took the time to explain everything about the new trees: how to plant, how to take care of the seedlings, how and when to water them.
The kids at Singwamba Primary School got a free gardening lesson as well. Lloyd showed them how to choose a good spot for their school’s orchard and where to plant each tree to benefit best. He also explained how to plan and do the digging and planting. So after theoretical knowledge was gained it was all about getting the hands dirty and plant and water the little trees. Each and everyone helped, full of enthusiasm. 🙂 Those little guys can’t wait to have juicy and yummy fruits for lunch!
But also the Singwamba Clinic recieved some seedlings. Especially for a clinic it is important to offer nutritious food to the patients. Malnutrition very often affects sick people even worse than healthy ones because the side effects of medication worsen too.
Lloyd helped the clinic’s staff to plant the trees and explained all about them. He put extra focus on the moringa seedlings because, as you might know, this superfood is used to treat so many diseases is very nutritious. So Lloyd talked a lot to the women at Singwamba Clinic to explain and educate about the importance and use of Moringa as food and medicine. Especially for the maternity wing it was a very interesting day.
What a day for Singwamba people! We are very happy to have started 2 orchards around there. In just a few months they will be able to harvest their first Moringa leaves. And soon the first home grown fruits will be served for the patients and kids 🙂
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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Planting A Future started out with the idea of growing breadfruit trees in Zambia and distribute those to vulnerable people. We are still working on that and will soon have a surprise and big news for you. So stay tuned 😉
But also we decided to grow local plants as well to enrichen people’s diets. As you know Moringa is the new superfood. Everyone is trying to get their hands on some moringa products for all its “super powers”.
Luckily enough moringa is growing in Zambia. And it grows fast and in vast amounts. So Planting A Future has its own moringa plantations by now. 3 months ago we initiated the project “Plant a moringa for food” so that our community can benefit from those trees too. And now look at this lady plucking leaves for dinner from just 2 months-old plants. Crazy! And I have been told (no names mentioned) that moringa makes the best veggies ever.
As you can see moringa trees grow quick. None of those plants is older than 2 or 3 months. From planting the seeds into soil it takes about 3 to 5 days until they sprout, obviously in warm climate. Zambia is an ideal place to grow them. They are drought resistant and do not need a lot of water.
Still we are looking for possible markets and companies to market our moringa products. We are planning to produce our own PAF moringa products.
If anyone of you guys knows someone or a company or NGO that would be interested in marketing our products please contact us and we can talk things through. These organice products would help Planting A Future raising some money to pursue our missing to plant more fruit trees, create jobs and literate people in our community. That way we could raise some money on our own to keep our projects running and expand.