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PLANTING TREES OF HOPE

August 11, 2020

Last year Miss Mya and Leo planted some seeds of change and this year it's trees of hope and Uncle Alfred shows them how.

 

Utilizing an intensive method of 3 metre spacing between three trees and 12 metre spacing between rows the kids are marking out Hope Sakuma's boundary next to the cassava and cashew farm and interplanting with the trees that are already there. And when they mature the Ladies have some very exciting plans to boost livelihoods in Sanda.

Following the coconut tree planting a very fruitful meeting with representatives from Makelekos, Manays, RoGbin, RoGbarran and Lunsar to discuss and agree Hope Sakuma’s rainy season work programme – bocashi pit construction, harnessing the power of aAzolla, biochar and fish scraps; orchard and hut-making, carefully inter-planting saplings with existing trees and constructing a hut in each; more vegetable beds and seed nursing for the Ladies to market and but of course, completing the paddy plots encirclement of Sanda's own banana (and mango) island!

 

The teams are pleased to hear that Hope Sakuma’s orchards will in time seed orchards throughout Sanda. Isata and Mariama say how happy they are to market the farm goods and agree to make a list of Freetown supplies to sell. Everyone is excited to learn from Director, Alfred Fornah that Society 4 Climate Change Communications and School Green Club will bring their innovative schools programme to Karene after rainy season, benefiting farmers kids and raising awareness for climate action.