On Friday 13th March, 28 eco-club students and 3 teachers visited the Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) Farmer Training Center in Vianzi for the day.
Sustainable agriculture can be defined in many ways, but ultimately it seeks to sustain farmers, resources and communities by promoting farming practices and methods that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities. Sustainable agriculture fits into and complements modern agriculture. It rewards the true values of producers and their products. It draws and learns from organic farming. It works on farms and ranches large and small, harnessing new technologies and renewing the best practices of the past.
After taking a tour of the farm, they all took part in a number of fun activities which included holding newborn goats (kids) as well as planting trees and watching inspiring videos on conservation. They all learned something new about sustainability and the trip has only further heightened everybody’s enthusiasm to continue working on the MIS Eco Garden! A huge thanks to Miss Phippen for organising the trip, Mrs Wostry for organising the events on the farm and Mrs Moore and Miss Mpelwa for accompanying the students.