Nik Hagen via Crowdrise
November 05, 2012
BENEFITING: SEMILLA NUEVA
Mr. Whitman is a fundraising event organized by the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma that chooses a different charity each year. Throughout this fundraising time I will be organizing events of all kinds and sending letters to people and businesses to raise as much money as possible. On November 9th there is a culminating event where all the contestants go through the talent, swimwear, q & a, and formal wear portions of a pageant, but the winner is the contestant who raises the most money.
About Semilla Nueva:
Semilla Nueva works with these rural communities educating them about methods of farming that will improve the soil quality, yield, and save the farmers money. Many of the techniques that are taught have multiple benefits for these farmers. For example, agroforestry is a practice of planting the Gliricidia Sepium tree in the fields during the dry season. This tree is a Nitrogen fixing plant, which makes its leaves an effective fertilizer for supplying the crops with Nitrogen as well as Potassium. This saves the farmers money by reducing their need for fertilizer, gives them wood to burn, and prevents deforestation. By spreading this technique and others like it, Semilla Nueva is helping these farmers increase their yield and improve their soil while saving them money. More info at www.semillanueva.org feel free to check that out!