Did You Know that Chicks can eat Banana Peels?!
When Fr. Jerry and six other parishioners visited our sister parish in Uganda last summer, they saw first hand the success of the sustainable agriculture relationship that we have with them. For the past two years, the focus has been on raising chickens. BUT, its not just a matter of sending money so they can buy more chicks for the farmers, but the donations also go toward the education of the farmers.
These two photos show a workshop that was held recently for the farmers. The topic was raising chickens by feeding them left over banana, cabbage, and jack fruit peels as well as other food scraps, in addition to the usual poultry feed. They also learned how to gather local herbs to add to medicines to keep the chickens healthy. You can see how well attended the workshop was and some of the attendees are older children also eager to learn. On one of the photos in the foreground you can see the chicks that were at the workshop also!
THANK YOU to all who have donated so far. Donations can be placed in the houses in the Narthex or sent to the parish office. Checks can be made out to St. Eugene with Lenten project in the memo line.
We also are Growing in Faith with our Sister Parish. Please continue to pray for them as they pray for us.
Thank you from the Twinning Committee.