TREES FOR THE FUTURE- HAITI Report update December 13 th, 2012
Community members of Bethel have completed several activities during this reporting period. The main accomplishments are:
1) Rehabilitation of the Central Nursery
2) Nursery maintenance and preparation of site for the upcoming outplanting season
3) Tree planting
Rehabilitation of the Central Nursery:
The Central Nursery of Bethel currently has 10,000 multi purpose and fast growing trees. The activities of the nursery was significantly hindered due to the drought and the passage of Hurricane Sandy. However, the damages to the nursery has been rehabilitated by the local inhabitants in a record amount of time.
Rehabilitated Maintenance in the nursery and preparation of site for the upcoming outplanting season:
During the last month, technicians and farmers have learned composting. They specifically learned about the benefits of composting, how to make compost, fill out tree bags, and clean the nursery beds (shrubs) while choosing the sites where they will plant the trees. They have immediately applied thier new skills to thier nursery.
Trees for the Future assisted the Bethel community members in planting 2,500 trees along the bank of the Bethel River. This river has flooded and caused a lot of damage to the Bethel area on a regular basis. During the workshops with the community members, they learned that the trees will help to reduce the flooding and damages to their property and livelihoods.
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