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Question: When you cultivate plants, do you cultivate peace? CPNN article: Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
CPNN Administrator
Posted: Dec. 31 1999,17:00

This discussion question applies to the following articles:

Eco-Citizen Programme : Urban Agriculture for Vulnerable Youth
The Eco Citizen project: Cultivate plants, Cultivate peace
Eco Cidadão comemora Dia Mundial da Paz
Eco Cidadão commemorates the International Day of Peace
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A Great Green Wall Across the African Continent
This new initiative out of Paris will help fight climate change with trees
African women organize to reclaim agriculture against corporate takeover
World’s Largest Tropical Reforestation to Plant 73 Million Trees in Brazilian Amazon
China Reassigns 60,000 Soldiers to Plant Trees
Leading from the Front: Zambia Launches Plant a Million Trees Initiative
Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

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Tony Dominski
Posted: May 29 2007,18:58

My personal experience is that gardening is a amazing community builder.   When we had extra vegetables, my wife Donree used to put our extra veggies  in a  plastic bag and hang it on a neighbor’s door.  By the time our neighbor discovered the origin of their gift of some tomatoes or cucumbers they were so touched and grateful...for such a small gesture!  We initiated many friendships that way.

What is more amazing is the extraordinary level of comraderie that a community garden generates.  In each of our two community gardens, one in California and one in Connecicut, we made friends while admiring each other’s  flowers or local produce.  

I fondly remember getting a salsa recipe from a guy named Scott in California who was a high tech-hippie hybrid.  What made his salsa special was very sweet ripe cherry tomatoes.  vinegar, sugar and Italian herbs.  I can still hear his soft ironic laugh!!

Yes it is peaceful in a garden...a safe place to enjoy nature and bond with friends, family and community.  It will work in Brazil the same way.
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Posted: Dec. 11 2011,19:07

CPNN has just received the following message (see a rough English translation below):

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Merci pour ces informations

D'ailleurs par rapport au climat , aujourd hui 11 Décembre est notre journée locale de l'arbre (pour le climat et la culture).

Nous avons planté des arbres fruitiers pour faire revivre nos traditions (notre culture) qui voulaient que la retraite des paysans s'assurait par les arbres fruitiers. Aussi la plante de MURINGA pour symboliser les plantes médicinales et fin une espéce sauvage d'arbre dont les feuilles sont mangées par les chenilles (comestibles à l homme).

C'est 2 ans que nous organisons cette journée et nous faisons des émissions à la radio et TV pour la vulgarisation de cette culture de la paix (manger, planter pour le générations futures et le climat du monde entier)

victor nzuzi
rd congo


CPNN has just received the following message which is translated here (see above for the original French version).

Thank you for the information.

With regards to climate change, today December 11 is our local "day of the tree" (for our climate and our culture).  We have planted fruit trees to revive our traditions (our culture), to assure with fruit trees the retirement of our local farmers .  Also the planting of MURINGA to symbolize medicinal plants, a wild species of tree whose leaves are food for caterpillars that we can eat.

It's been two years now that we organize this day and we broadcast radio and TV programs to popularize this culture of peace (eat and plant for future generations and for the climate of the whole world).

In solidarity,
Victor Nzuzi
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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