On December 23, in conjunction with a site visit by Zahana for the Christmas celebration in our schools, both communities set out for a day long planting of a community forest. The Zahana gardeners had been growing seedlings for this event for the past few months, and from the youngest to the oldest everybody participated. With seedlings and tools in hand they walked out to the designated area and planted. The pictures tell the rest.
But now to the first two images: Bary, our master gardener in the picture is very proud of the forest he planted behind the school. While the December 2011 young trees are about knee high, they grew way over his head during 2012. This is indeed a visual reminder what we can grow together with your support. Especially if you look at the landscape in the background of the photo from 2011, you see how much trees are needed in the area.
We hope in case you are in the fortunate position of making end-of-year giving decisions, you may consider Zahana in Madagascar as well. And, if you have already done so, thank you very much for your support.
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Ihanta, Jeannette and Markus
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