A few weeks ago I got a few new Montessori 3 part cards sent to my inbox remember I mentioned this in my last post. This has turned out to be a wonderful idea factory for me.
I started off with looking at the Tree of Life. The Baobab Tree, which lives for thousands of years and is native to Africa, Madagascar and Australia.
But be not deceived the seeds has found its way to ebay and is being sold on the internet. A lot of people are now growing the plant at home all over Europe. The baobab powder is also available as a super food, and this just makes me wonder why we do not celebrate this tree and its benefits half as much at home!
I started digging and found out that this tree is so rich that it provides up to 300 benefits to us as humans. It provides water during the dry season! So people are able to survive simply from the supply of water it provides. It is rich in Vitamins, potassium, iron, and magnesium. This tree provides lots of fiber, and has been none to be used to treat malaria, constipation, diarrhea and high blood pressure.
A lot of our grandparents in the village may know quite a bit about it but it does not seem to be the case with the younger gernerations.
This is a big pity because there is so much richness in our soil. People are going hungry because we lack the knowledge of what we have been blessed with.
Start teaching children about what we find around us. It may be about maize, oranges, guavas…. they are all seeds that may be a solution in later life.
We have added a new resource to our home grown and cultural materials.