Thanks to everyone who donated items for our two yard sales.
We ended up having a 2nd yard sale from the items donated and made $480.00 in total.
Thanks so much for our volunteer help, Eilish, Tom & Gerritt. (Sorry didn’t get a picture of Eilish)
I was able to send another batch of seeds to The Silozi Seed Bank in Mongu, Barotseland.
I shipped a 3.6 lbs package via DHL and I was able to send some money towards repairing the bore hole.
We sent approximately 18, 155 non GMO vegetable seeds; carrot, cucumber, Butternut squash, broccoli, green pepper, green beans, Peas, white sweet corn, chili peppers, lettuce, and radicchio. All of the seeds, except the Butternut squash, were packaged seeds I was able to get for 4 pkgs for $1.00 in July after our planting season ended here in Canada. I confirmed with The Page Seed Company that they are all NON-GMO before they were sent. We sent 34 recycled unused utility envelopes( to hand out seeds to farmers) and 59 clear milk bags( for them to bring back their interest seed).
I also sent 20 GMO FAQS pamphlets, donated from The Non GMO Project explaining what GMO means, to hand out to the farmers. Did you know that the following foods might be GMO so check before you eat them; Corn, Canola, Rice, Sugar Beets, Yellow and Green Summer Squash( Zucchini), Soy, Papaya, Flax and also cotton and Alfalfa. For more information go to www.nongmoproject.org
I am not sure who donated what as the items were left on my enclosed front porch but we had some amazing items.
Someone donated a pretty bag with Naomi’s name on it so I sent it with the seeds as a gift to her.
This is Naomi!
I am sorry I was not able to send gifts to everyone, but a small gift to each volunteer in Africa each time I send a package is what I hope to do!
Thomas and I took everything that was left over to the Salvation Army Store on Pape. They were very grateful for the donation.
I will let you all know when I am having my next one, hopefully in the Fall, so you can get rid of your unwanted items.
THANKS AGAIN, JOANNE!