Project #8881

Sustainable Food Project for Children in Kenya

by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
Apr 29, 2012

Seeds, seeds and more seeds


In preparing for my upcoming trip to visit all our project, I was looking around for a good gift to bring to the folks i'll be visiting.  Something useful, but not too large.  Something fun, but not too heavy. Something that could be shared by many, but that would not rot their teeth. Hum...what to get? 

Well, I just discovered the neatest heirloom seed site.  It is called Annie's Heirloom Seeds and they have been so generous with us at AFCA.  Because of them, I am taking with me tons of seeds for our various programs in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and ZImbabwe.  I can't wait to see Martin and Steven's faces when I give them tomato seeds (all different colors of tomatoes - red, purple, white, yellow, orange), squashes, onions, peppers, kale, greens, okra, melons, and much more. 

The great thing is that these seeds will produce fruit which will produce seeds which can be replanted.  That is the beauty of heirloom seeds!  These will be perfect introducing new types of foods (very colorful ones) while allowing the folks to save some seeds for the next year. 

Thank you, Annie's Heirloom Seeds - can't wait to show you photos of kids eating those purple and orange tomatoes!


~ tanya

rows of beautiful food
rows of beautiful food
Greens for families to eat
Greens for families to eat
Saving seeds for the next crop
Saving seeds for the next crop



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American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States
$11,159 raised of $14,000 goal
251 donations
$2,841 to go
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