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Checking pine tree seedlings

25th September 2017: This is prominence checking the growth of pine tree seedlings on the farm. The plan is to start this project by sowing a few hectares. Each hectare of pine will grow 2,500 trees. Bluegums (Eucalyptus)  are planted out in ridges and will be potted later...

Small beginnings

22nd September 2017: Since we began this tree planting project, where almost all the trees have been cut down, by Government to sell and export, or by the tobacco industry, we had one question: Why don't you plant trees and the amazing answer everywhere is: "No one...

Girl Child horticulture education

A way out of Slavery for Women and Girls

Women and girls carrying disease ridden water, long distances all day every day on their heads, is modern day slavery. The Zoë pump is causing a quiet revolution against this horrific waste of time and talent which is certainly contributing to the economic disaster, that...

Forestry

25th August 2107: As part of their course these girls are learning how to save seeds for trees. They learn how and where to collect seeds and then pot them out to be planted when the rains come in January/February. Malawians just don't grow trees. Maybe a quiet revolution...

Potting pine trees: Jobs for the Girls!!

12th August 2017: These two ladies are filling potting tubes where they will last sow pine tree seeds for our Forestry Project. Since we arrived in 2005 the millions of acres or trees we first found have almost all disappeared not from Charcoal burning nor tobacco...

Pine Seeds

9th July 2017: This is a small part of our pine cones in the warm shed. They are crackling away and ejecting their seeds. There is huge demand and our guys are on the job...

Planning meeting for a new Forestry Project

3rd July 2017: This is my 40th visit to Malawi with Mary trailing a little at 38. Now the trip is a little easier as we fly from Dublin to Addis and then overland to Lilongwe. When 3 planes arrive together and most arriving passengers have to...

Training Day for Parents of the Girl Child Project

26th May 2017: We have talked about this for a while, but Florence, who is head of this department decided to plan the first day for today. As usual with Florence, it was well planned and instead of spending a lot of money on transport to bring...