Above: Traditional Tchope Dance & Victory Garden Vegetables
at The Face-to-Face Project’s Mtambalika Event in Phalombe
Malawians believe that maize = Africa = life.
But maize came from the Americas and doesn’t grow well in Malawi’s dry climate. That’s why The Face-to-Face Project’svictory gardens promote faster, more easily grown leafy greens and grains that are indigenous to Malawi.
These plants like Malawi’s climate, and they’re high in nutrition. Plus, they taste great too!
Because many villagers have forgotten how to eat these plants, we re-introduce them in events that feature traditional dust-raising, crowd-thrilling dancing.
Honor your heritage, stomp your feet, and eat your vegetables.