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Heaven

5th August 2018: Occasionally there are little treats and celebrations. This was a target achieved on the farm, 55,650 pine trees potted. The target was 50,000. These two live on the Lusangazi farm and The real treat is Yellow Buns and Coke, and why not? (my favourite as well) No...

Prominence on Forestry

5th August 2018: This is Prominence who shares the leadership of the Forestry Project with Laston. They both go out to areas for training and promotion, but Prominence does the Spreadsheet and Database work as well. She also does the Database for pump installation. She qualified as a...

Tiny seedlings

2nd August 2018: The first step is to plant seeds in a sandy bed. This is the next step: planting the tiny seedlings held gently by one (temporary) leaf into holes in the potting tubes. Then shade and water until January, which is the rainy season. This is at...

Another Club

28th July 2018: Prominence was here today encouraging people to get on with and finalise the transplanting of pines. They have 5370 potted and have another 1000 to go. They will also add some Eucalyptus and Acacia which may bring their number to 10,000 A huge achievement and all...

2 Year old Pines

26th July 2018: This is part of a small forest of 5000 trees sown by Golden Chirwa and his two sons two years ago. Very few failures and well managed. This year he is the leader and an inspiration to over 30 groups setting 1 million trees...

Mphompha Forestry Project under WfZ

22nd July 2018: This is Golden Chirwa, one of the most amazing people I have ever met, examining the work of one of the groups he has set up with the ail of planting an enormous Forest. These seedlings belong to one of the more than 30...

Another area for Tree Planting: #1millionTrees

15th July 2018: This message came from Br Happy Patrick, a Jesuit Brother working with Mzuzu Diocese:   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Dear John and Mary I hope you are fine. Just an update. We had a beautiful training conducted by Wells for Zoë. Laston was excellent. The participants were very grateful with your way of...

Planting a million trees

20th June 2018 They call it Mphompha Forest tree planting Programme under Wells for Zoë. On the right distributing seeds and potting tubes in a unique man Golden Mlowoka Chirwa, who is the father of Adamson, apple tree expert and leader on our farms in Lusangazi. This is...

Counting tree seeds

Our plan this year is to plant 1 million pine trees for forestry regeneration, Eucalyptus for poles for a quick return for the poorest and then some firewood trees, fruit trees and nitrogen fixing trees as well. Our big first task was to locate the pines...

Tree Seeds

5th June 2018: Here are Angelina and Maggie drying and selecting pine seeds in our little greenhouse at the Centre for Learning. Our plan is to have 1 million trees growing next season. It's a pretty enormous task considering that with most of the forests cut down,...

Planting Trees

Our big focus this year is joining a few more dots in our programme. We are working hard on planting 1 Million Trees. (#1millionTrees)...

Potting seeds

14th May 2018: Another stage of the tree planting process is transferring the tiny seedlings to tubes. These ladies are learning the procedure in the lands of the Bishop's residence. Our horticultural operation in Lusangazi is in imminent danger of being wiped out by a Presidential order. He has...