In an effort to educate and help the community the venice basketball league took some of their kids to compton to plant over 1000 moringa trees.
Also called “the miracle tree”, the moringa has many uses for the people of Africa. The leaves, leaf powder, pods, seeds, flowers, roots and bark of the drought-resistant moringa are edible, even palatable. Parts of the tree can also be used for animal feed, domestic cleansers, perfume, dye, fertilizer, medicine, water clarification, rope fiber, and as an agent for tanning hides. “It is miraculous that one single tree can offer so many uses for people,” Fuglie says.
We really had a blast that day playing music and planting trees all afternoon, drinking its juice and learning more about a green lifestyle in a neighborhood at risk.