Christmas Appeal 2022: Please can you help?
Training Garden Teachers in climate adapting and mitigating techniques to help pupils cope with climate crisis.
Climate change is already having a greater impact on Ugandan communities than British – their average temperature rise is 1.4 degrees; ours is 1.1 degrees. Our Food for Thought schools’ programme focuses on providing training to Garden Teachers in sustainable organic growing, including tree planting, so that these skills can be taught to pupils. Now the course needs to be specific about climate-mitigating strategies.
Organic techniques include mulching and green manures, contour ditches against soil erosion, composting, mixed planting, chemical-free fertilisers and pesticides. Now we will also include more climate-tolerant and sometimes forgotten crops: amaranthus, sorghum, millet, yams. The importance of tree planting will be emphasised.
Food for Thought holds an annual three-day residential Garden Teachers’ Training course, usually in the December school holidays. Two Garden Teachers from each FFT school are invited. One course is held in Tororo and one in Mubende/Kassanda.
Our Christmas Appeal 2022 is to help fund the Garden Teachers Training Course. £30 will pay for one teacher to attend for three days, but we are grateful for any donation you feel able to give. If it is a gift for family or friends, please let us know.
Cheques should be payable to ‘Devon Development Education (Christmas Appeal)’ and sent to us, c/o Sue Errington, 4 Acacia Mews, Kennford Devon, EX6 7TZ,
Make a donation by BACS (a/c: Devon Development Education,s/c 08-92-99, a/c no. 65173134).
We will send you a receipt for each donation. If you wish to give this as a Christmas gift, we will send greetings to your family or friends, with information about your gift to them.
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