SEEDS B & B, Mongu-Mulopo Flats
SEEDS B & B Mongu-Mulopo Flats gives you an opportunity to visit Zambia and stay in a comfortable place and see how the people really live.
My name is Joanne and I am President of the organization Socio-Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS), is a registered Canadian Charity #801572736RR0001 based in Toronto, Canada. We send non-GMO vegetable and fruit seeds for distribution and planting in Zambia, Africa. Let me explain what we do at SEEDS...
To help alleviate some of the food insecurity in Zambia due to high levels of poverty, we collect non-GMO vegetable seeds in Toronto Canada, from student volunteers at Bendale B.T.I, an organic grocery store - The Big Carrot, and others. The seeds are then dried, packaged and sent to the 6 cities in Zambia where they are distributed to locals for planting. In exchange, these local partners gather fallen tree seeds for our tree and fruit tree nursery’s that are budding enterprises. These trees are then planted in communities by our local staff and through our voluntourism tree planting initiative. Surplus seedlings are also sold for a nominal fee to help support project activities and to reforest areas that sustain endangered Elephants. Thanks to the generous donations of our partners and volunteers, we have, so far collected, dried, packaged and sent over 4.7 million seeds.
By recycling seeds that would have otherwise been thrown out or composted, we are implementing self-sufficient seed banks & tree nursery’s that provide relevant training for year round agriculture; improving the genetic diversity of local gardens, farms and kitchens and builds resilient healthy food systems and people. We believe that providing villagers with many varieties of vegetable seeds, helps them earn more income and reduce food scarcity in their villages, lessening the need to poach animals and decrease the number of human elephant interactions and conflict. Further, the trees we grow and plant help to reforest communities, provide shade, are a source of food, fuel, fertilizer, and assist with controlling the erosion of the soil.
We have built a B & B at our Resource Gardens in Mongu Barotseland and it is managed by Fredrick Mulopo who owns the property. You will be treated like family and enjoy the families living close by.