I planted this Mulberry tree one week after the International Conference on the Occasion of the 4th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ & 5th Anniversary of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA), in Nairobi Kenya. It was on 25th July 2019. Look how big and fast it is growing!
|Scientific Name:||Morus nigra|
|Origin||Native to southwestern Asia.|
|Colors||Dark purple to black|
|Shapes||2 to 3 centimeters (0.8 to 1.2 inches) long|
|Plant Size||12 m (39 ft.) tall by 15 m (49 ft.) broad|
|Calories||60 Kcal. /cup|
|Major nutrients||Vitamin C (56.67%), Iron (32.38%), Vitamin B2 (10.85%), Carbohydrate (10.55%), Copper (9.33%)|
|Health benefits||Prevent cancer, Eye health, Improve immunity, Strengthen bones, Supports digestion|
“No matter how big or small it may be, a difference is a difference” Gary Lewis
As an Environmentalist and Naturalist, I was inspired by Gary Lewis’ statement above. I have to do it. Without taking into account its health benefits, the Mulberry tree bears edible fruits but also it is a response to the signs of time (Laudato si’), climate change…
It’s an urge and recommendation to us to care for God’s Creation and protect the unconditional gifts and its creatures. (Mother Earth).
Eliode BAKOLE, CYNESA DR Congo.