Thanks in part to Bendale B.T.I , on June 8, 2018, approximately 112,380 Non-GMO fruit and vegetable seeds arrived in two cities in Zambia. The Silozi Seed Bank and Trees for Elephants in Mongu, the most western part of the country and The Ngoni Seed Bank And Trees for Elephants in Chipata, the most eastern part of Zambia. From there the seeds will be distributed to Kalabo, Sioma, & Katete.
We at SEEDS had the pleasure of working with the staff, students and Student Advisory Council from Bendale B.T.I. within their Sustainability and the Environment project.
This project was a “Save seeds for Africa” initiative, and we at SEEDS are the recipients of those seeds.
The Bendale S.A.C.( Student Advisory Council) spent 5 minutes speaking with each Home Room class on Feb.7th to explain and encourage participation. Here is a picture of the Bendale S.A.C. who are doing an amazing job so thank you very much for all of your help and hard work.
A letter was sent home to parents with the students so they knew how to collect and dry the seeds from the foods they purchased to eat themselves.
We sent: Butternut, Acorn, Kaboucha and Spaghetti Squash, Jalapeno sweet peppers, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds (good for feeding chickens), Mustard greens, Arugula, Kale, Soya beans, Chives, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Canary melon, Honey Dew Melon, Plum, Pear, Avocado, peach, papaya, tomatoe, and herb seeds.
Thank you so much to the students and staff at Bendale B.T.I for contributing to this endeavor.
Wishing you a happy & healthy summer and hope your gardens do well!