OCTOBER IS FREE WILLS MONTH2016-10-11 Free Wills Month offers members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge, by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England, Scotland and Wales.

An up to date Will written by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected. (continues)

ANNUAL MUREHWA GARDEN SHOW2016-10-11Our market gardening Project in Murehwa enables people to become self-sufficient in vegetables, in many cases generating income from the surplus. Like all our projects we aim to have a ripple effect; the market gardeners teach others in the community what they have learned about how to improve the quality and quantity of their crops. (continues)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED2016-09-29We are currently looking to expand our work and are seeking a range of volunteers and interns. Please look at our Volunteer page for further details.

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Following delays caused by the wait for rain and the need to avoid clashing with political party meetings, we have now successfully helped to plant three new woodlots in the past week.

Our Senior Community Development Worker, Robert writes, "Now that news has travelled about what we are doing, we are so overwhelmed by requests for more trees. (continues)

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This week is National Tree Week. While many of us in the UK will soon be buying a Christmas tree, or may already have done so, villagers in Zimbabwe have been planting trees.

Far more than just a winter decoration, the vast majority of which will end up being sent to landfill sites, the trees in Zimbabwe will serve a whole range of useful purposes, including:

Provide shade Prevent soil erosion Wood for fire and building (can be 'harvested' whilst the 'mother' tree continues to grow) Make very long, straight and strong multipurpose poles Fibre used for tying building structures Encourage return of wildlife Fruit suitable for human consumption Leaves, bark and roots useful for medicinal purposes Flowers attract lots of bees and encourage honey production

So, please invest in the future by helping Zimbabwe villagers to invest in trees by texting "SEED77 '10" to 70070 or donating online. (continues)

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Do you (or someone you know) have what it takes to help develop a new project to improve the quality of education in schools located in struggling communities in Zimbabwe?

If so, then SEED wants to hear from you! We are looking for someone to support the development of project ideas for SEED and assist with project proposal writing and assessment. (continues)

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The garden show almost had to be postponed (again) as there was yet another political event in the same area, but it finally happened last week. The theme this year was 'Start Small, Grow Big'.

We had invited several companies in the farming industry to participate in the day's events, including Seed-Co, Klein Karoo, National Tested Seeds (NTS), ZFC (Zimbabwe fertilizer company) and Omnia (another fertilizer company), some of whom contributed prizes for the show. (continues)

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This year's international Clean Up The World weekend was 18-20 September, but in Harare we made an early start by working with others to clean up the industrial estate of Msasa.

Various groups thronged the event, including school pupils and representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Environment Africa, Harare City Council, and Miracle Missions. (continues)

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