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Restoring Forest

22nd October 2018: This is a piece of land that we were given the use of at the end of last year by our local Bishop John Ryan, where we invite people to come and learn about trees and forestry. It shows people how to plant trees...

Pine tree seedlings

14th October 2018: This is part of our 150,000 pine tree seedlings on the farm for planting out in the January rainy season. Part of our #1millionTrees target. Part of our Climate Change strategy....

Fruit tree seedlings

12th October 2018: This is our area for storing fruit tree seedlings after they have been budded or grafted in our greenhouses. When they have "taken" they are moved to this shaded storage area, awaiting planting-out from January in the rainy season. This shed is a little...

Mphompha Forestry Project under WfZ

from Harisen (31st August 2018) We went to Mphompha, with Adamson and Prominence, where we visited 11 groups and they are the most inspired group of people I have ever met. We began our journey at 5 am to get as much done as possible....

Mphompha Forestry Project under WfZ

22nd August 2081: Prominence reports on a visit: [vc_column_text el_class="indent-message"] Hi Boss We were in Mphompha Area in Rumphi district. In this area, many people are very much interested in the forest project as many people have got their own big free land where they can plant thousands of...

Forestry in Embangweni

21st August 2018: Laston went to Embangweni to discuss forestry with the community. The area is not suitable for pines so we will help them grow Eucalyptus (Blue gums) and a range of other Acacia and Mtonganga. This is the time of year to plant blue gums as...

Six month old trees

19th August 2018. As a trial this time last year we decided to plant some trees. So, having no secure land, we got permission and decided to plant on the lands at the house of our long time friend and former Professor of Mathematics in Mzuzu University,...

Apple Blossoms

18th August 2018: These are apples grafted last year and will produce some apples at the end of the year here at the Centre for Learning. It is our intention that all our girls will learn all about apple growing, which will be most beneficial to them...

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...

100,000 Pines

1st August 2018: We have employed some women who have become experts at filling the potting tubes. This woman can fill over 800 tubes each day. The 100,000 pine seedlings when planted will cover 40 Hectares....