|Plants in repurposed plastic bottles,|
|Compost pile, Guyana|
In March 2013, F2F volunteer Rhonda Sherman of North Carolina traveled to Guyana to provide instruction to farmers, students and staff at the Guyana School of Agriculture, and the public on composting and vermi-composting – using worms to turn organic wastes into compost. The benefits of creating compost include low cost, improved moisture and nutrient content of soil, increased crop yield, replacement of chemical fertilizers, and the diversion of household/industrial wastes from the garbage can and, eventually, landfills.
|Tires repurposed as cattle feeders,|
Inspired by industrious F2F volunteers, the AFS Team has started making and keeping their own #just1thing promises. Our two Program Officers Andi and Courtney both walk or ride their bikes to work every day. Director Peggy grows some of her own vegetables and herbs, and Assistant Director Michael and his wife used wooden wedding bands harvested from fallen trees instead of metal due to the negative social and environmental impacts of mining precious metals.
|Home-grown herbs and vegetables|
There are many ways to choose environmentally friendly choices every day. What’s your #just1thing going to be? Let us know and add your #just1thing promise to the conversation! Follow AFS on Twitter at @APartnersAgFood and use #WED2015 to join in worldwide action!