The Inland Empire Gardeners is scheduled to meet the first Thursday of the month (except Dec) at 4pm at Shadle Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave
Local garden writer Pat Munts will be presenting “Seeds of Change--Building School Gardens in Burundi Africa” on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 4pm at the Shadle Park Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA. In 2019 a group from WSU Extension Traveled to the small African country of Burundi to help build school gardens ad a 4-H youth development program. It was an adventure of a lifetime! Burundi is a landlocked country in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. My talk will be a glimpse into the differences between our culture and theirs and the joy the kids showed as they were learning and sharing with us about gardening their way. The benefits of garden-based learning include increased food literacy, improved eating habits, increased interest in school and learning, additional parental involvement, development of a sense of community, and increased positive attitudes toward the environment something that communities like this urgently need. Be prepared for some surprises. The biggest change can come from the smallest actions.
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