Project summary – Trees for Zambia – Greenpop

Trees for Zambia project summary – from Greenpop

A while ago I post about Greenpop going to plant trees in Zambia (previous post link) in July 2012 – here is an update for you on the amazing work that they did
4135 trees were planted in
total over 3 weeks (1st to 22 July 2012).

•  21 schools received trees
and a fun-filled day of tree planting, education and seed propagation with the pupils

•  775 trees (various fruits
and Faidherbia albida) were planted
with a women’s group at Songwe village in one day at a protected vegetable
gardening site that was set up by Sun International. 110
extra trees
were given to the women to plant at their homes.

•  875 indigenous trees were
planted in a reforestation effort in a concession area of Dambwa forest in
partnership with Lion Encounter and ALERT.
150 extra
trees will be planted at that reforestation site in the next weeks.
•  280 lemon trees, 27 mango trees and 509
Faidherbia albida trees were planted with a group of
8 subsistence farmers at a community organisation called Sons of Thunder and
the amazing benefits of the Faidherbia
albida tree in conservation farming were demonstrated. The
Farming Unit
sent their representative, Gibson Simosokwe, down from Lusaka in the first week
to train the farmers and the volunteers on this technique which enriches the
soil and facilitates higher crop yields by planting trees within fields. In the
2nd week, UNDP representative, Excellent Hachileka,
joined us along with Sadrick Sapwe from the Department
of Forestry
to continue the education and help set up a micro nursery at Sons of Thunder so
that the farmers can start growing their own trees. 40 extra lemon trees were
given to the farmers for planting in the coming weeks.
•  150 indigenous trees were
planted on the final day of Trees for Zambia at the beautiful
Falls in
partnership with the National Heritage Conservation Commission.

•  21 trees were planted at
Maramba River Lodge were volunteers were warmly hosted – 1 tree for every day
of the project.
Ah, I just LOVE this!!!
For some amazing photos of the event – click here for Greenpop’s Facebook album of the event
Photography: Sydelle Willow Photography

Congrats to all the wonderful people inlvolved in this amazing event – and a big shoutout to Greenpop for making it possible!
I’ve just returned from an awesome long weekend spent on the lower Zambezi River so look out for a post with some of the photos I took
The Glam Green Girl

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