Are you willing to "wake" the seeds of change?

The Little Plant

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In the heart of a seed,
Buried deep so deep,
A tiny plant
Lay fast asleep.
"Wake," said the sunshine,
"And creep to the light,"
"Wake," said the voice
Of the raindrops bright.
The little plant heard
And it rose to see,
What the wonderful,
Outside world might be.

It is time to plant our seeds, the seeds of change.  "Wake" we say.  "Grow towards the sunshine.  Grow into food to nourish our bodies."

For those of you who  visit our blog often, you know that we are parents and educators who are trying to parent our children with purpose.  We believe strongly in the power of children in the garden and blog about this topic often.  When asked if we would join in the "come sow with me" campaign, we were more than happy to participate.  It is time for us to join together and sow our seeds.

ONE "hopes to plant a seed of change in the G8!  Together, we can stop malnutrition, not just for one child, but for 15 million. We can end poverty, not just for one person, but for 50 million. Together we can break the cycle."

To remind us of the importance of each tiny seed, my daughter made her own home-made paper using a large screen. 

She added treasures to the paper mash from the garden to make it rich in color and depth before putting it on the screen.  When the paper was dry, the picture was assembled. 

The poem was added to the front using a printed tag board, string and toothpicks.  The string goes through all layers of handmade paper and tag board to fasten it together.  We then hung it in on the wall in her room.

Are you willing to "wake" the seeds of change?

1. Sow one- Show your commitment to agriculture in the developing world by planting a seed at home.
2. Send one- Sign ONE's Thrive campaign petition!  You will be adding your name, along with thousands of others, to stand together to help reach the goals of Thrive.

Other ways you can help:
-Send your friends and family to ONE's Thrive campaign to sign the petition
-Keep up to date with the campaign by following ONE on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube
-Share updates on your seed planting/growing on your blog and link them here.

We would love for you to participate with us in the Come Sow With Me Meme by sharing a seed planting activity (Sow one) and encouraging others to do something (Send one). Come back here and share your photograph and your post on the Linky. Let’s see how many we can do before the G8 at the beginning of  May 2012.

Let our voice count.

1 comment:

Melitsa said...

Love the added treasures they found and the poem. What a gem!
Thanks for joining in and spreading the word .

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