I sit here writing this, in the garden, looking at the first camellia of the season, and thinking about people that have come to our country. Camellias mean nothing to many of them, where nutritious food for their children is a daily struggle. We are all so lucky.
To assist new Tasmanian’s to make a shift from the countries they have come from, to growing vegetables in this country, a group comprising Rotarians from Rotary Club of Hobart, the Royal Society of Tasmania, the Rotaract Club of Sandy Bay and senior member of the Nepalese community have run a second workshop, this time for the Ethiopian Community
Fresh Food for Families is a sub group of Food Plant Solutions RAG, and received an allocation from the District Designated Fund for this purpose. The workshop will enable these Ethiopian families to prepare soil, plant seeds, nurture and harvest their crops and prepare nutritious meals for their families, using a kitchen garden calendar.
The first workshop was run for the new Nepalese community last year, and from that a “How to” document was prepared and placed on our website. This is available for download from anyone who wants to replicate this process in their communities. I recommend it to you all.
And I end with a reminder to you all that we continue to need funds to carry out our work. Please consider us as you spread your fundraising money this year.
Yours in Rotary
PDG Una Hobday, Chair Food Plant Solutions