8 hours ago
Yesterday Robbie Francis Watene took part in an online discussion with our friends from the New Zealand Red Cross about issues that arise during emergencies or crisis situations that threaten the dignity, access, participation and safety of the affected population. Ka rawe! Check it out:
Live Online Discussion: Inequalities through a Looking Glass
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3 days ago
Our community garden is coming to life! While greenhouse construction continues, we’ve also been working on growing veggies. This has included preparing pots for seedlings, sewing vegetable seeds (beans), and planting seedlings (eggplant, cucumber, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, chives and chilli).
Today the crew also took some chilli and tomato seedlings to plant at home.
We need your help! To support the Pluma Coffee Project you can now donate by credit card or bank transfer: www.thelucyfoundation.com/donate/
#Greenhouse #OrganicVegetables #CommunityGarden #DisabilityInclusion #DisabilityRights #EnvironmentalRegeneration ... See MoreSee Less
How’s this for an interesting workshop: creative cooking, fermentation and probiotic foods!! Catalina, our Field Director, recently ran a Track Two disability workshop, teaching the guys how to make sauerkraut (fermented cabbage). It went so well, that the team decided to host a Track One disability-led community workshop, and invite all the neighbours so they can learn too!
Why do we ferment foods? To help preserve them, change the flavour, increase nutritional value and develop probiotic power. Healthy team = healthy beans! Buen provecho (enjoy)!
#DisabilityLed #Probiotics #FermentedFoods #DisabilityInclusion
[Video description: A series of photos and videos of Juan, Pepe and Herminio making saueur kraut, and then community members making fermented foods. Washing and preparing vegetables, massaging salt into the vegetablles, placing in jars, adding liquid, shaking the jars, smiling with finished jars.] ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
We are incredibly proud to announce that TLF has been named the recipient of the 2020 Rotary Kickstart Grant. Supported by Ākina Foundation, the grant provides seed capital for social enterprises in the North Island. On Wednesday night Robbie Francis Watene and Simone (TLF co-founders) pitched our world-first inclusive value chain of coffee to a room full of Rotarians and supporters, who then voted for TLF as the winning social enterprise.
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Newmarket Inc, Auckland New Zealand, Ākina Foundation, and also our friends at Recreate NZ (2019 winners) for all your support. To try some of our delicious coffee, head to:
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