The Spring Sower: Innovation Fuels Motivation
Written by Plant With Purpose on April 1, 2014 in Sower
Doing good is important, but it is just as important to do it well. It wasn’t too long ago that charities were given the benefit of the doubt regarding effectiveness. If your intentions were good and you were doing something, that was enough. However, as Bryant Myers wrote in Walking With the Poor, “The poor deserved better than gifted amateurs.”
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Innovation Fuels Motivation:
How Thinking Outside the Box Is Creating Momentum in Tanzania
Conversations around the table can lead to some of the most insightful and inspired solutions. When you add to that dynamic people from different countries, backgrounds, and varying interests, innovative ideas are bound to emerge.
Plant With Purpose’s Tanzania program is leading the way in innovation. From utilizing radio airways to promote sustainable farming, to creating a group competition model that motivates positive performance, Plant With Purpose Tanzania is making huge strides in raising awareness and increasing involvement in all three central aspects of the program: environmental, economic, and spiritual. These strides are changing lives as families eat better, save more money, and grow in their understanding of their Creator.
Read more about innovative strategies through Plant With Purpose’s programs.
Redemption Through Trees
Walking through the Redwood National Park in Northern California was like being invited into a sacred sanctuary. Light filtered through branches, footsteps cushioned on needles, and the air was clean and intoxicating. My voice quieted in reverence and I couldn’t help but tread slowly, trying not to impose or disrupt the redwoods’ worship.
With the arrival of Easter, may we enter into our own sacred spaces with reverence, declaring that through Jesus’ death nothing can separate us from the love of God. The old has passed away, and we are new creations-complete with our scars and histories that speak to a force of life that always makes a way through.
Read more about Creation’s reflection of God’s redemption.
Village Spotlight: Gwoma, Haiti
Antoine Aristil’s farm in Gwoma, Haiti is so steep you have to posess the agility of a cat to walk across it. Its sharp incline makes a day’s work nebulous and challenging. Some people have even lost their balance and toppled down the field while trying to complete their tasks. What’s worse is that deforestation has caused soil erosion, making the land unproductive, degraded, and barren. The risk factors don’t always seem worth the benefits, but Antoine and his family are left with little choice but to farm their land since other resources are scarce.
Read more about sustainable farming practices putting families back on their feet in Haiti.
Spring Campaign: From Poverty to Plenty
Planting seeds. Preparing soil. Families around the world are readying their gardens. The same tilling of soil and sowing of seeds is taking place in Tanzania under the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Although traditional Tanzanian staple crops like corn and bananas keep children fed, 42% of them are stunted due to lack of nutrients. But family gardens change this statistic. The added nutrients that spinach, kale, tomatoes, and carrots provide improved health for families. Incorporating chickens, goats, and cows to the farm adds protein to diets and brings strength for tomorrow.
Read more about our Spring Campaign and help us plant 200 gardens in Tanzania by April 30.
Plant With Purpose moved…a couple of blocks down Morena Blvd. Please take note of the new address for correspondence and office visits. We look forward to hosting an open house once we’re settled.
4747 Morena Blvd. Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92117
Save the Date: Planting Purpose Gala
On October 11, 2014 we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Plant With Purpose at Paradise Point Resort, San Diego.
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