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Harisen & Lovemore with dji drones outside WfZ offices

Drones, Panoramas, Mapping

We are really excited that our partner One Tree Planted has sponsored us a DJI Mavic Mini2 drone to document the work on the ground.

Kaswiti Village Head

ÉC Visit to Malawi Jan 2022

Just a little note to start a series of posts about my visit to Malawi in Jan 2022 and the exciting work I witnessed while there. I arrived in Mzuzu on 7th and left on 22nd and it was pretty hectic in between.

Soil Erosion control

One of our big projects is in the Enyezini area. The area suffers from erosion through deforestation in the last 50 years.

Kevin with laptop & projector

A Christmas message from Malawi

Christmas time. Like every year the workers celebrated the last day before Christmas holidays with a feast at the main office with food and soft drinks.

Happy people

Today seed distribution has occurred at Ehleheni, Traditional Authority Mzikuwola, in Mzimba district. 50,000 seeds and tubes have been distributed to two clubs comprising 20 members each.

Visitation at Mpamba Zikhole preschool

We took advantage of the pump team going to Nkhatabay. We visited a preschool which is in operation. The caregivers were told how best they could teach preschool in the midst of COVID-19.

Apples

Here we have very early apples this year but they will take many more weeks to mature. Not sure of the final number but I feel that the farm will produce about 500 apple tree seedlings this year.

Helping the poorest to help themselves

Since we focused on planting indigenous trees this year the really serious work has been to find seeds suitable for growing the wide range of Climate, Altitude and Soil conditions we encounter over a large area from Central to Northern Malawi.

The Farm

29th August 2020: Way back in 2007 we bought a piece of land in Lusangazi about 11 km from our base in Mzuzu, Malawi. It was fully organic from the beginning. We have never used chemical fertilisers and never use noxious chemicals as pesticides. A year later we

Forestry Report from Jolozi

Today we went to distribute seeds and monitor nurseries at Jolozi. This place is very far from Mphompha. It took us two hours on a motorbike from Mphompha to arrive to this area.

Disaster: A puncture halts progress

Today we continued with nursery monitoring. After a flat tyre wiped out our day we very luckily linked up with people for indigenous seeds collection.  They have collected 50kg of Mbula and same of Mng'ona.

Misuku indigenous forest report

We travelled to Misuku on Monday 17th August, 2020 in the company of Harisen. Some seeds like Msangu that we gave them at first place have just started germinating.

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