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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...

Community Visit

2nd October 2017: The picture shows Laston, head of our new Tree and Forestry division, speaking to the students and the larger community. Rose wrote: Boss, here you are with the pictures from Rura Gamba School where we had a meeting of our different departments, like Water, Forestry...

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...