“Seeds belong to nature, so they shall return” was the slogan of the event held in Bahrain Farmers Market on Saturday 25th March 2017 by the Environmental Citizenship Program (ECP) under Bahrain Women Association – for Human Development. This is the 3rd participation of ECP in Bahrain’s Farmers Market.
Mrs. Mona AlAlawi, President of ECP spoke about the success of the event which composed of different interactive activates aiming to attract the maximum number of visitors in the market and of all ages. The activities highlighted the importance of seeds and emphasized on the concept that seeds are the main component of life and are nutrition for different creatures.
The event included a number of corners aiming to encourage visitors to care for seeds, to plant or return them to nature. Even if it does not grow it works as a fertilizer to the soil or provide nutrition to animals and birds.
Visitors enjoyed the activities specially the competition to separate mixed fruits and vegetable seeds aiming to get a close look and feel of each. Another activity was a photo gallery illustrating simple steps of how to wash, clean and store the seeds of fruits and vegetables. Following that a practical illustration on tomato and paprika seed extraction.
In order to help visitors of the event to create a closer relationship with nature and seeds in particular, each were given a bag of seeds and were encouraged to plant them. The event was visited by a large number of the market visitors and many have expressed their appreciation to the awareness campaign which shed light on such concepts.