by Lisa-Jo Baker 400 Lives Impacted South Africa
What if between changing the diapers, the laundry and the dishes a community of mothers around the world could change the future for a community ...
Because what if 1 blog community could give 1 South African community food security and a source of income?
That water point is now ready to sustain a community vegetable garden.
A community just north of Pretoria, South Africa, called
Maubane. Home to about 150 adults and 250 orphans and vulnerable children.
Foundations for Farming will be training community representatives in "train the trainer" workshops and helping them establish a 2,500 square metre garden.
This garden will produce spinach, beans, tomatoes, carrots, corn and soya. Enough to feed the community as well as be a source of sales income.
This garden project is designed with the specifics of South African soil and this community in mind.
With your help and God's provision our hope is a community garden that will go from looking like this...
...to looking like one of these that have been developed and grown through the trainings of the Foundations for Farming team:
The knowledge and the equipment to transform a barren plot of land into a fertile, profitable, self sustaining source of food?
Won't you be brave with us and donate the cost of a box of tomatoes, the cost of a bag of carrots or the cost of a whole row of corn?
And then invite your family, your kids, your friends to join our virtual veggie garden --
Here are a few tweets to choose from or use to update Facebook:
Love is more than a date on the calendar. Fall in love with the world next door. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet
Love is about giving, not receiving. Give a garden & change a child's life. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet
There is NOTHING ORDINARY about being a mom, especially to hundreds of kids who don't have one. #SurprisedByMotherhood. → click to tweet
Because sometimes you change the world, one carrot, one corn cob, one kid at a time. #SurprisedByMotherhood → click to tweet_____________________________________________