As you sow, so shall you reap

Tuesday September 22, 2020 Written by Published in Environment
St. Joseph’s students celebrating International Year of Plant Health. Photo: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE/20092105, 20092106, 20092107 St. Joseph’s students celebrating International Year of Plant Health. Photo: MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE/20092105, 20092106, 20092107

Tamarind, Kātara‘apa - or Soursop - and three types of Star Apples were planted around the St Joseph’s School compound this month.

Principal Savenaca Tukitoba said the tree planting session was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture which coincided with the school’s Literacy Week theme ‘Laudato Si’.

He explained: “This is an encyclical or document written by the Pope for looking after and taking care of our Common Home.”

This month has been special for the school – they have hosted events and also planted trees, he said.

“Not only did we gather together for people but we also came together to plant trees to show how important they are in our lives,” Tukitoba said.

The Agriculture ministry has been working with schools around Rarotonga to mark the International Year of Plant Health.

The ministry said planting fruit trees with St Joseph’s School and other schools promotes the protection of plants for healthy living and a healthy world.

The first school to start of this programme was Apii Takitumu.

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