Welcome to the October issue of #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest, where a group of writers share something good going on in the world to inspire and keep focused on some of the positive things happening in the world.
In this edition, I’m sharing an initiative I came across where the organization of Humanity United and Kuzamura Ubuzima have united with the first ever Food share initiative. This initiative was formed in order to aid in the food shortage in Rwanda with the Food Forest Program, and recently added, food delivery for patients in hospitals. Food is not free for hospital stays in Rwanda and many cannot afford to buy the food, and many more have nobody to bring them food.
“Food Forests – also known as forest gardening, are a world apart from traditional agriculture. Standard farming models require that crops are planted in neat rows, segregated by species. In contrast, the food forest model revolves around planting techniques which mirror the ecosystems found in nature.
This means that crops are allowed to grow in the places where they naturally thrive – think shade-loving mushrooms underneath heavy canopied trees, or plants that mutually benefit each other interspersed in the same area. Because the food forest follows patterns found in nature, it is low maintenance and self-sustaining, requiring only basic upkeep from farmers. . .”
Please continue reading about this amazing initiative at Goodnet.org.
Anyone is welcome to join in at any time to post something good going on in the world on the last Friday of each month for the WATWB by posting a link to your post on our WATWB Facebook Group Page post. Hosts for this month are: Sylvia McGrath (professorowlsbookcorner.com) and Belinda Witzehausen (BelindaWitzenhausen.com)