As it’s National Vegetarian Week, did you know?
Cauliflower is an excellent source of dietary fibres, vitamins C and K as well as vitamins of the B group and minerals such as manganese, potassium and magnesium. Cauliflower has low caloric value and can be used as a substitute for rice and potato. Cauliflowers can be eaten raw, cooked or pickled.
In The Sreepur Village we teach our mothers ‘Sack Gardening’ which, combined with literacy, really helps cauliflowers and minds to grow.
As the greater part of our mothers is from flood-prone northern and eastern regions of Bangladesh, and as the majority lack nutrition awareness, our sack gardening programme helps them to meet their nutritional needs for their children throughout the year and in times of natural disaster.
Research has shown that 8 – 10 rice sacks of grown vegetables, like cauliflower, can feed a family of four as well as reduce the family’s monthly food expenditure.
Follow us this week and we will share with you a Cauliflower Balti recipe by Bengladeshi-born British Celebratory Chef Tommy Miah and ambassador of The Sreepur Village.
As The Sreepur Village has protective measures in place to welcome new families during the Covid pandemic, we would like to share with you a story of why these mothers are in desperate need of our shelter, food and care.
Until Monday, we were unable to admit any new families to The Sreepur Village, but as identified cases of the virus are increasing daily, we are now able to safely admit some impoverished families who are in desperate need of shelter, food and care.
As Small Charities and Volunteers’ Week both fall in June, one of our long-standing supporters, Andy Bennett, has kindly offered to share with us her experiences with The Sreepur Village charity from the initial concept in the 1980’s to the current village today, which helps keep together 150 impoverished mothers and their 300 children, empowering families with hope for a brighter future: