Chances and Challenges: Lloyd talks about the National Agriculture Show

Well…we got invited to the National Agriculture Show in Lusaka in about 3 weeks from now. Listen to Lloyd talking about the chances and difficulties of that show, about what we hope to achieve by exhibiting there and also about what financial and logistical problems we face. Tune in and hear Lloyd explaining it all!

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Chances and Challenges: Lloyd talks about the National Agriculture Show

Garden Artists

We are still facing the problem how to raise enough money to maintain Planting A Future and to buy equipment and make sure we always have enough fruit trees to provide them to vulnerable people. So we always try to come up with new ideas. As it is, we also find out about our passions and talents. Obviously pruning plants seems to be one of them.

With the help of our friends in Kalomo we now learn how to prune plants
With the help of our friends in Kalomo we now learn how to prune plants

Thanks to our friends in Kalomo we learn how to do this, how prune plants into a shape that looks appealing to people’s eyes. We mostly use wild seedlings for that. Those plants will not give food. But they will add aethetic beautie to homes. For now we also give them to vulnerable homes to give them a sense of peace and hope.

But also we think about improving our skills in pruning plants so we can actually sell them to families who can afford it. If possible we also want to grow roses and flowers for a bigger market. So right now we are fighting to raise some money because we intend to purchase a lawn mower and paving bricks to prepare a place to do all that.

Adds perfectly up to decorating people's houses, don't you think?
Adds perfectly up to decorating people’s houses, don’t you think?
Even without carrying fruits these plants look beautiful
Even without carrying fruits these plants look beautiful
Lloyd checking on his passion: plants!
Lloyd checking on his passion: plants!

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Garden Artists

THANK YOU SO MUCH – Successful first Fundraising Campaign

We are so happy to start the new year with some big THANKS! Our fundraising campaign around Christmas was so successful and went far beyond our expectations. We collected an incredible amount of 3.510 Euros.

We do not have words to describe how much we appreciate your donations.

Special thanks go to our donors in Germany! Thank you so much! And thank you to Bruni and Julie for all your help and support.

We will now make plans on how to best use the money for all the items we need so urgently. We will post updates all along.

Happy New Year. 2015 will be a fantastic year indeed.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! WITHOUT YOU WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PLANT A FUTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH – Successful first Fundraising Campaign

Roses and Curch donation

As you know we grow some roses in our rose garden to raise money for the project. Look at how beautiful they all turn out now!

Checking on our roses
Checking on our roses
A beautiful pascali 'hybrid tea' from our rose garden. Sooo peaceful and beautiful like YOU ;)
A beautiful pascali ‘hybrid tea’ from our rose garden. Sooo peaceful and beautiful like YOU 😉

And Today we will donate one Breadfruit seedling to a church in Kalomo. Happy day for the community.

This Ulu will be planted at Kalomo main SDA church today. Kalomo winter temperatures can dip to 4 degrees Celsius and summer tempartures can hit 35 degrees Celsius. Praying hard for them to adapt.
This Ulu will be planted at Kalomo main SDA church today.
Kalomo winter temperatures can dip to 4 degrees Celsius and summer tempartures can hit 35 degrees Celsius. Praying hard for them to adapt.
Roses and Curch donation

(Xmas) Wish List

A “shopping list” of items we urgently need for the project:

  • a 5000 l tank: 3.900 Kwacha ( ca. 490 Euros or 615 US Dollars)
  • a 1000 l tank: 1.000 Kwacha ( ca. 130 Euros or 160 US Dollars)
  • 2 box wires: 1.990 Kwacha ( ca. 250 Euros or 315 US Dollars)
  • 1 water pump: 3.500 Kwacha ( ca. 440 Euros or 555 US Dollars)
  • 2 wheelbarrows: 1.400 Kwacha ( ca. 180 Euros or 225 US Dollars)
  • 2 shovels: 140 Kwacha (ca. 18 Euros or 22 US Dollars)
  • 2 garden forks: 130 Kwacha ( ca. 17 Euros or 21 US Dollars)
  • 2 rolls barbed wire: 1.590 Kwacha (ca. 200 Euros or 250 US Dollars)
  • 2 pruning shears: 110 Kwacha (ca. 14 Euros or 18 US Dollars)
  • 1 sprayer: 395 Kwacha ( ca. 50 Euros or 65 US Dollars)
  • inlet pipes: 2.400 Kwacha ( ca. 305 Euros or 380 US Dollars)
  • outlet pipes: 4.800 Kwacha ( ca. 610 Euros or 760 US Dollars)
  • 2 shade clothes: 2.500 Kwacha ( ca. 315 Euros or 395 US Dollars)
  • shade netting: 600 Kwacha ( ca. 75 Euros or 95 US Dollars)
  • tankstand: 3.200 Kwacha (ca. 405 Euros or 505 US Dollars)

..and an old motorcycle for touring villages.

P.S. “Kwacha” in English means “sunrise”. So please help us making the sun rise and shine for Zambian people. We are happy about any kind of donations, tools or seeds as much as financial.

If you want to help us out to plant the future for Zambia, please don’t be shy and kindly donate to our bank account. We guarantee that every cent will only be used for the project.

Those are our bank details:

Account Holder: Brunhilde Friedrich

IBAN: DE55 2004 1111 0436 6464 00

BIC: COBADEHDXXX

Reference: Planting a Future Donation

(Xmas) Wish List