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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...

Forest Hut

21st March 2018: This is a new home for part of our Tree and Forestry operation. Because our own land is being acquired by the President for a new Airport, our friend, Bishop John Ryan, has offered us some of his lands to work on. This relationship will...

Bishop’s Pump

16th March 2018: Rose Reported:   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Boss, We went to the Bishop's  with Alfred and Benjamin for two reasons: to measure the well dug to find 21 metres deep. Next week we will install one of our pumps to see how it works at 21 meters Secondly I went to...

Introduction to a new area

23rd February 2018: A report from Miriam, Head of Preschools   [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] PEOPLE  PRESENT: Senior GVH Mkumbira, Kamwadi CBO members, Mbanase CBO,  Parents, caregivers, youths, and Wells for Zoë team leaders in Forestry, Water and Preschools. INTRODUCTION Mbanase CBO started in 1995 with the main aim to assist the people with HIV...

Apples

17th February 2018: They said it couldn't be done: The experts, that is, told us that apples don't grow in Mzuzu, where our farm is located in Malawi So I went to our long time friends at Irish Seed Savers in Scariff, Co Clare. They gave me...

Forestry with Bishop John Ryan

22nd January 2018: This is the beginning of our partnership with the Catholic Bishop Of Mzuzu, John Ryan, a fellow Irishman with the intention of planting 2 million trees throughout his Diocese (which extends to about a quarter the size of the island of Ireland) by...

Forestry Project Beginnings

7th January 2018: This is Laston at the back with his forestry team. Their task in the next to months is to plant three hectares of pine trees and about two hectares of Eucalyptus. We have already grown the seedlings which are ready for planting. Here we have been...

Forestry Nursery

24th October 2017: The picture shows Angelina caring for our Pine tree seedlings at the Factory Nursery, where our Saturday Girl Child students get a chance to learn as well. Now that we have so many Chiefs and villages interested in planting trees, I felt is was...