Presentation to Ms. Heselgrave’s Class Lazo School, Oct. 20, 2010 Fertile Ground :   East/West Sustainability Network
Fertile Ground  CANADA AFRICA INDIA E
ORGANIC FARMING IN ASSAM
SPRAYING PESTICIDES ON TEA NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO USE PESTICIDES ON THEIR VEGETABLES!
Fertile Ground made a Resource Centre and Classroom in Assam
 
 
Demonstrating how to make compost
 
 
 
 
Last year, we started the “Kids to Kids” Project 4   Kids from the Comox  Valley E Queneesh School
Why did we start this project? J
WHY DID WE START THIS PROJECT?  We wanted to help the kids living in villages in Assam E
WHY do the kids there need our help? The people in the villages don’t have a lot of money to build schools Some of the sch...
How did we raise money? J
E
 
J
HERE’S HOW THE MONEY HELPED KIDS IN ASSAM
This is Pompy…. J
Last year, she visited a village a long way from the resource centre, and learned about the people who were living there. E
<ul><li>The people used to live in villages on the shores of the Brahmaputra River.  They had move to the Sadiya area beca...
Burma SADIYA INDIA <ul><li>most eastern corner of Assam  </li></ul><ul><li>foothills of the Himalayan mountains </li></ul>...
E & J
 
Many of the dads have to work a long way from home to make money for their families . E 100 rupees per day
The soil is really sandy and they don’t have enough water to water their gardens
J
J
<ul><li>The teacher asked us if we could help them buy some </li></ul><ul><ul><li>school supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
J
J
<ul><li>a new project this year…. </li></ul><ul><li>making Community Gardens at village schools </li></ul><ul><li>–   a pl...
PROJECT GOALS <ul><li>Teach people how to   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>take care of the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow ve...
WHAT THINGS WILL FERTILE GROUND DO TO MAKE THIS PROJECT WORK? <ul><li>? </li></ul>E
<ul><li>We’ll be working with people from 5 small villages to build community gardens next to the local elementary schools...
<ul><li>Pompy will teach people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to improve their soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to stop ins...
Stem borer in eggplant
Stem borer in eggplant
HERE ARE TWO WAYS TO CATCH MOTHS  BEFORE THEY LAY EGGS ON THE PLANTS
J
 
 
 
 
 
 
J
 
 
<ul><li>The teacher and parents can use vegetables from the garden to make healthy school lunches for the kids. </li></ul>...
We’ll continue raising money for more school supplies, books, posters and things that make learning FUN. 3 E
Build  outhouses at each school 4 E
But what about the playground at the school that the teacher asked us to help them build? J
5 J
<ul><li>We can use local materials like bamboo and also recycled materials like rubber tires </li></ul>
<ul><li>a metal teeter-totter will cost about $95 </li></ul><ul><li>a metal swing set will cost about $125 </li></ul>
What can YOU do? <ul><li>Ask us questions about children living in Assam. </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters or draw pictures...
Thanks very much for inviting us to visit your class today!
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  1. 1. Presentation to Ms. Heselgrave’s Class Lazo School, Oct. 20, 2010 Fertile Ground : East/West Sustainability Network
  2. 2. Fertile Ground CANADA AFRICA INDIA E
  3. 3. ORGANIC FARMING IN ASSAM
  4. 4. SPRAYING PESTICIDES ON TEA NOW PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO USE PESTICIDES ON THEIR VEGETABLES!
  5. 5. Fertile Ground made a Resource Centre and Classroom in Assam
  6. 8. Demonstrating how to make compost
  7. 13. Last year, we started the “Kids to Kids” Project 4 Kids from the Comox Valley E Queneesh School
  8. 14. Why did we start this project? J
  9. 15. WHY DID WE START THIS PROJECT? We wanted to help the kids living in villages in Assam E
  10. 16. WHY do the kids there need our help? The people in the villages don’t have a lot of money to build schools Some of the schools don’t have desks or blackboards, and the kids’ families can’t afford to buy school supplies E
  11. 17. How did we raise money? J
  12. 18. E
  13. 20. J
  14. 21. HERE’S HOW THE MONEY HELPED KIDS IN ASSAM
  15. 22. This is Pompy…. J
  16. 23. Last year, she visited a village a long way from the resource centre, and learned about the people who were living there. E
  17. 24. <ul><li>The people used to live in villages on the shores of the Brahmaputra River. They had move to the Sadiya area because floods destroyed their homes and their land. </li></ul>
  18. 25. Burma SADIYA INDIA <ul><li>most eastern corner of Assam </li></ul><ul><li>foothills of the Himalayan mountains </li></ul><ul><li>no road access </li></ul>
  19. 26. E & J
  20. 28. Many of the dads have to work a long way from home to make money for their families . E 100 rupees per day
  21. 29. The soil is really sandy and they don’t have enough water to water their gardens
  22. 30. J
  23. 31. J
  24. 32. <ul><li>The teacher asked us if we could help them buy some </li></ul><ul><ul><li>school supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>soccer ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>playground equipment </li></ul></ul>E
  25. 33. J
  26. 34. J
  27. 35. <ul><li>a new project this year…. </li></ul><ul><li>making Community Gardens at village schools </li></ul><ul><li>– a place where children and families living in Sadiya can learn how to improve the sandy soil and grow healthy food </li></ul>GARDEN
  28. 36. PROJECT GOALS <ul><li>Teach people how to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>take care of the soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>grow vegetables organically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>so they have healthy food to feed their families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Let people know people that pesticides can make people sick and harm the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Help some of the families in the village earn money by growing and selling vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure families have the information they need so they don’t take out loans that they can’t manage </li></ul>
  29. 37. WHAT THINGS WILL FERTILE GROUND DO TO MAKE THIS PROJECT WORK? <ul><li>? </li></ul>E
  30. 38. <ul><li>We’ll be working with people from 5 small villages to build community gardens next to the local elementary schools. People of all ages, including the kids, will work with a group of volunteers from Canada to make these gardens </li></ul>CLASSROOM SUPPLIES E
  31. 39. <ul><li>Pompy will teach people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>how to improve their soil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to stop insect pests from damaging their crops without spraying them with pesticides. </li></ul></ul>1
  32. 40. Stem borer in eggplant
  33. 41. Stem borer in eggplant
  34. 42. HERE ARE TWO WAYS TO CATCH MOTHS BEFORE THEY LAY EGGS ON THE PLANTS
  35. 43. J
  36. 50. J
  37. 53. <ul><li>The teacher and parents can use vegetables from the garden to make healthy school lunches for the kids. </li></ul>2 E
  38. 54. We’ll continue raising money for more school supplies, books, posters and things that make learning FUN. 3 E
  39. 55. Build outhouses at each school 4 E
  40. 56. But what about the playground at the school that the teacher asked us to help them build? J
  41. 57. 5 J
  42. 58. <ul><li>We can use local materials like bamboo and also recycled materials like rubber tires </li></ul>
  43. 59. <ul><li>a metal teeter-totter will cost about $95 </li></ul><ul><li>a metal swing set will cost about $125 </li></ul>
  44. 60. What can YOU do? <ul><li>Ask us questions about children living in Assam. </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters or draw pictures that we can send to the kids there. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about whether your class would like to raise money for some special project in Assam. </li></ul>E
  45. 61. Thanks very much for inviting us to visit your class today!

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