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    Day 198

    Keeping the Pests Away

    When growing fruits and vegetables, your harvest needs to grow without getting stolen by little pests and critters.

    This was one of the major concerns of the communities we work with in Islamabad.

    Rather than risk insects and animals coming and stealing the fruits of their labor, they wanted to make sure they were properly equipped to keep away the pests.

    To help solve the problem, we bought three schools in Islamabad spray bottles! These spray bottles could be used for pesticide if they wanted, but they could also be used for liquid fertilizer, or to water hard to reach plants.

    When we brought them to the schools, the students were excited to learn and see how they could be used. One of the teachers helped show them how to assemble the mechanism and then how they’d be used, turning new equipment into a learning opportunity.

    “These will help us keep our school gardens healthy,” she said, “so we can make sure we’re getting as much fresh food to our students as possible.”

    This change made possible by Mankind Is My Business

     

    Meet Sam!

    Sam developed an interest in forced displacement, food, and identity while working on her MA. She’s now using this knowledge to support Changemakers 365 on food security and agricultural projects across our countries. When she’s not off on a work trip, she’s busy fermenting beverages, training for half marathons, or listening to podcasts at her home in Minneapolis.

     

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