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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


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.

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:     The Mzuzu Diocese is about a quarter the size of Ireland and has over 1000 churches and the same number of schools with about 700,000 parishioners. When we get the process

Potting at the Centre

14th July 2018: Today, as all other Saturdays, is a learning day for the Girl Child Student project. Since we are now planting 100,000 trees there we feel it's important to teach every girl how to grow trees as it might be the best and most profitable

Planting seeds in James Kaira village

12th July 2018: MSIKI FOREST REPORT From:   Prominence Venue: James Kaira village PURPOSE OF VISITING Gave them some more pine seeds and polythene tubes and checked progress. This day we were in Msiki Area at James Kaira V.H who is under G.V.H Kapandajuwa. This is the second time to visit this

Potting Pine Seedlings

9th July 2018: This is action at the factory. We have hired-in day workers, as they are called, to help with filling the tubes with black (better quality) soil. The realisation among the Forestry people, Laston and Prominence, is that some people in a month or more might