By Barb Gordon
Partnerships for Opportunity Development Association (PODA) was excited to work with Slow Food Vancouver Island on the November 13th matinee of ‘Sketches from Trauma Farm’. Last July when we were in Uganda we arranged a meeting with Edie Mukiibi, Slow Food International’s Vice President and one of the champions of the 10,000 Gardens in Africa project. Not only did he meet us in Kampala but also made a big detour to come and see our school when he was touring Uganda 10 days later. The matinee was a great success and it has allowed us to sponsor a school garden and start the sponsorship of one of three community gardens we will be working with in the future.