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There is a plant that is referenced in over 80 countries and has been in use since the civilizations of Greece and Rome and Egypt through the current day. 

Sometimes called the Tree of Life by locals, and often called the multipurpose wonder  tree by modern nutritionists and scientists, this humble tree is the most nutrient rich plant yet discovered.

Because the nutritional benefits of Moringa are so well known, there have been countless instances of lifesaving nutritional rescue  that has been attributed to the Moringa Olifera plant. In situations were starvation in imminent—consumption of the Moringa leaf powder has literally restored life.

 A doctor in Senegal, working with the huge problem of malnourishment of women and babies said;” We have always had problems with the classical approach to treating malnourished children. This was based on industrial products…whole milk powder, vegetable oil, sugar. When you tell a parent to go buy these things, it is truly costly. On the other hand, with Moringa the resources if locally available. The people themselves can produce it. We have done experiments in treating malnourished children with this plant and the results are truly spectacular.”

 When the solution to a problem shifts from external resources to internal resources, everything changes. When insight and understanding permits drawing from a locally available, easily obtainable , inexpensive, renewal resource as a solution to a problem, excitement  develops. When it’s clear this approach is capable of expanding into a culture or a country’s thinking so real traction can be obtained, and momentum built, then the solution is elegant and beautiful.

This project can do just that.

Like the Moringa tree, this project will be nutrient rich. It will replace some of the typically industrialized approaches that are too expensive , unsuitable, and awkward.

Like the Moringa, with simple tools and skills, the people can locally produce their own product to feed themselves and restore life. Like the Moringa, where every single part of the plant has a use, the products of this project can be used repeatedly and expansively .

Like the Moringa, this project can grow anywhere. Like the Moringa, the more the fruits of this project are used, the more discoveries will be made for additional applications.

A simple tree that grows everywhere in Africa now commands the respect and interest of scientists worldwide. This simple tree is revealing layers of treasures, each one as fascinating as the last, the deeper one probes. And that knowledge is being shared, so benefits can come to many.

Time we shared our knowledge so the benefits can come to many. We can build a project like the Moringa tree—every part can be used. And it can spread everywhere, and stand between starvation  an life, over and over again, once the knowledge is transferred .

And , like the Moringa, it will be self pollinating and from one tree, many branches and roots and leaves, growing season after season, in place after place, taller and stronger as time passes. With little Moringa plants surrounding the parent, eager to grow too.

The wonder tree. The tree of life.

And now,  for the first time a Moringa tree that grows in American soil, to be transplanted to it’s native  home with it’s roots fertilized by Yankee ingenuity.

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