All around the world people’s lives are being severely impacted by COVID-19. To say it’s a challenging time is an understatement.
On the 20th of March, Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (who is the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO)) advised people to maintain a robust immune system. He said “First, eat a healthy and nutritious diet, which helps your immune system to function properly.”
Many of our program partners have had to close the door on their organisations as they’ve been put into lockdown. One organisation has instructed their employees to take copies of the publications we have made for them and to immediately start building home gardens. Whilst this won’t produce immediate results, in as little as 12 weeks some plants will have grown and be producing food for them. In a time of such uncertainty and angst, this approach not only provides some nutritional food but it allows people to focus on something positive and enables them do something constructive.
Food Plant Solutions creates science based educational materials, in plain English that allow people to understand what the most nutritious local food plants are, how to grow them and how to use them.
Now more than ever local food plants have a key role to play in our diet. Now more than ever we need to be able to feed ourselves nutritious food.
Perhaps you might consider what role we could play in helping your community at this time. It seems that for all of us, life as we know it has changed and it could be quite some time before it returns to anything resembling our past ‘normal’.
During this time we must help everyone to access nutritious food and together we can do this.
Stay safe and well.