Our most recent newsletter featured this article about the tipping point we are all working toward and features the movement toward community gardening.
"Sometimes a small change can lead to bigger things—a tipping point. Smoking used to be cool, and now after a few decades of education, people are choosing a healthier lifestyle.
We are seeing the same slow changes in people’s attitudes toward low quality processed food today. People know it does more harm than good, but we need to reach that tipping point.
In the southern countries, like Africa, food is not even secure for a great portion of the population. By learning garden farming and joining farming clubs, IICD Massachusetts, in partnership with Humana People to People, is attacking the food problem and working toward that tipping point. Since implementing the programs, thousands of rural farmers have joined the farming clubs and are feeding local people healthy food.
IICD Massachusetts prepares students to assist in rural Africa by having their own community garden. The students say they can taste the difference between their vegetables and those that are store bought. And they are working to increase production! The students are currently building a greenhouse and the ultimate goal is to be self-sufficient.
With increased production, IICD Massachusetts is inspiring those in their community to reach out and put healthy food on our tables.
Campus California is proud to support IICD Massachusetts efforts and we are grateful for your support."
For more information about IICD Massachusetts please visit www.iicd-volunteer.org